In this 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week, let’s jump back to Normandy and the village of Saint Sauveur, France for an aerial shot of a booster pump station.
Archive for the ‘Normandy’ Category
April 12, 2012
I recently came across an old newsletter from the 537th AAA (AW) Battalion, dated November 1994. Included was a poem written by a Ralph Lehman regarding St. Lo, a city familiar to most foot soldiers who fought across Northern Europe in World War II. Enjoy. In the heart of Normandy there once lay a peaceful [...]
In this edition of the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week, we feature a shot from the village of Saint Sauveur, in the Normandy region of France. American infantrymen clear debris from the rubble-strewn streets of the newly liberated town.
March 15, 2012
Returning to the “History of 741st Tank Battalion, for months of June and July 1944,” we pick up the action where we left off on Tuesday, with the surviving tanks of the 741st hitting bloody Omaha Beach on D-Day. “…The DD tanks which succeeded in reaching the shore immediately opened fire on the entrenched enemy [...]
March 13, 2012
I recently came across an interesting “History of the 741st Tank Battalion, for the months of June and July 1944″–typed pages stapled together and stamped “SECRET.” The 741st was attached to the Big Red One for the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach – Normandy, France. Among other weaponry the 741st employed the truly unique Sherman [...]
February 9, 2012
In going through a stack of interesting items my old pal, Hobert Winebrenner, passed along to me, I came across another item from the 90th Infantry Division’s return to Normandy, for the 35th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Please enjoy a reunion ceremony program from the Periers Parish Church.
February 2, 2012
I recently came across this interesting item. It appears to be a dinner menu from the 90th Infantry Division’s return to Normandy, marking the 35th Anniversary of D-Day. This particular celebration was obviously taking place at Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. I wonder how many of those in attendance on June 6, 1979 are still with us today. Sadly, [...]
November 28, 2011
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and weekend. But it’s Monday, and time to get back to work with the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week. The early advance into Normandy was slow going, as exemplified by this photo of infantrymen cautiously moving forward, while flanked by a tank.
November 3, 2011
Over the last week, we have brought you Part 1 and Part 2 of a wonderful World War II newspaper period piece titled, “U.S. 90th Plays Historic Role: Army Identifies Unit That Did Some of the Heaviest Fighting in Normandy Battles.” It was dated July 19, 1944, and written by Gene Currivan, with the New [...]
November 1, 2011
Last week, we featured Part 1 of a wonderful World War II newspaper period piece titled, “U.S. 90th Plays Historic Role: Army Identifies Unit That Did Some of the Heaviest Fighting in Normandy Battles.” It was dated July 19, 1944, and written by Gene Currivan, with the New York Times. He was traveling with the [...]