- Wednesday, June 22, 2016
- Day 53
- SSainte-Mère-Èglise, Normandy
- Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast and rain
On D-Day many, many parachuters of the USA 82nd Airborne Divisions unfortunately landed beside this church, Sainte-Mère-Èglise. They suffered direct gun fire from the German soldiers. It is said the church saved the life of the 82nd parachuter whose shoot got caught by the church’s steeple.
2 thoughts on “Sainte-Mère-Èglise ~ June 22, 2016”
An interesting town and area, we saw it in 2011.
Most excellent. We’ll have to have a conversation about our experiences. linda