United States Coastguard and D Day

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Reference WMO/276283


Puckpool Park


PO34 5AR


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: US Armed Forces: A metal plaque commemorating the contribution made by members of the United States Coast Guard in the D-Day operations. Unveiled to mark the 50th Anniversary, on 11th June 1994. After the unveiling ceremony the plaque was then permanently fixed to the administration block in the park, and a further plaque marking the provision of colours was installed in 1995.
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GRATEFULLY DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE MEN OF THE/ UNITED STATES COAST GUARD/ Who participated in the invasion of Normandy/ 6th June 1944/ U.S.C.G. personnel crewed 97 British and American attack transports, and landing ships,/ crewed landing craft at all beach heads and provided the sole D-Day Maritime Rescue Service, often/ under the severest fire. The U.S.C.G. saved the lives of/ 1,438 Allied Servicemen in the Normandy Assault/ area during the invasion./ Unveiled by Captain Somers U.S.C.G.

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