29th Infantry Division Memorial - Trebah Garden
On the edge at the south side of the pond.
A low granite block, inscribed in English in incised lettering, commemorating the officers and men of the United States 29th Infantry Division who embarked from Trebah in June 1944. Trebah played a key role in the D-Day landings, with the combined ranks of over 7,000 servicemen from the 29th US Infantry Division leaving the beach at Trebah in June 1944 to join forces with others battling to land on the beaches of northern France.
The beach was covered in concrete, with large American naval ships docked at the makeshift pier in its deep waters, loading vehicles and equipment ahead of D-Day. On June 1, around 7,000 troops from the U.S. 29th Infantry Division boarded the ships and left from Cornish shores, sailing west along the coast before joining the rest of the Allied fleet heading for the Normandy coast.
The Americans came to the area to plan, prepare and train for D-Day, otherwise known as Operation Overlord. Their presence was shrouded in secrecy. They set up sealed camps, locked down roads, fenced off the beaches with barbed wire, and forced residents to turn off the lights at night. No one was to know what they were preparing for.
Source of information: www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk, https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk
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TO THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF U.S. 29 INFANTRY DIVISION
WHO EMBARKED FROM TREBAH IN JUNE 1944
FOR THE D-DAY ASSAULT ON OMAHA BEACH, NORMANDY.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
29th Infantry Division
United States Army