Normandy Sights

Sainte-Mère Église

  • Historic District/Site

Published 06/25/2015

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At 2:30 am on June 6, 1944, the 82nd Airborne Division was dropped over Sainte-Mère, heralding the start of D-Day operations. After securing their position, U.S. forces pushed north, then west, cutting off the Cotentin Peninsula on June 18 and taking Cherbourg on June 26. German defenses proved fiercer farther south, and St-Lô was not liberated until July 19.

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Saint-Mère Eglise, 50480, France


/02–33–21–00–33-tourist office

Published 06/25/2015


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