Town Liberation Plaque- 9th & 90th Infantry Divisions
On the wall to the right of the entrance to the churchyard.Plaque
An inscribed black marble plaque.
The plaque remembers the liberation of the town of Orglandes on June 17, 1944 by the 9th “Old Reliables” Infantry Division (39TH Infantry Regiment) and by the 90th “Tough Ombres” Infantry Division (359th Infantry Regiment) in the wake of the Normandy landings.
The plaque was dedicated during the 50th anniversary of the event in June 1994.
The text on the monument is in French and reads:
- Symbols of the 9th and 90th Infantry Divsions-
DES 9eme ET 90eme DIVISION
POUR LE 50eme ANNIVERSAIRE
17 JUIN 1944
LE 7 JUIN 1994
OF OUR LIBERATORS
OF THE 9TH AND 90TH INFANTRY DIVISIONS
ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
17 JUNE 1944
ON JUNE 7 1994
1st US Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
39th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
9th Infantry Division
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