We will visit some of these strong points, which were the better-defended German Positions along Omaha. We will stop at WN 62 and WN 65 in Fox Green and Easy Red sectors of the American landing, and WN 73 in Dog Green at Vierville.
This beach assault was a difficult assignment, given to US V Corps (General Gerow) whose Force O was made up of the 1st Infantry Division, 29th Infantry Division, the Rangers and several attached Units.
It contains the remains of 9387 servicemen and women killed for our freedom. The American Cemetery of Colleville conveys an unforgettable feeling of honor, peace and serenity.
Beginning at the location of the "Batteries of Longues sur Mer" located in the sector liberated by the British landing, this tour will take you from Longues sur Mer to the infamous Omaha Beach , and to Pointe du Hoc. The detailed story of what was the most deadly part of the liberation of Europe will be described to you in this historical tour, which will be supplemented with maps and pictures of the area.
From the German weapons strong hold of "WN 62" with it’s unmistakable view of Easy and Fox sectors on Omaha Beach, and the beach exit "D1" of Vierville sur Mer, we will take you back 60 years ago and relive the history again of our liberators.
HALF DAY: Omaha Beach - American Cemetery of Colleville – Pointe du Hoc