299th Combat Engineer Battalion Plaque
On the upper section of the side of the monument that is facing away from the beach. Plaque This bronze plaque commemorates the members of the 299th Combat Engineer battalion that lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy and throughout Europe during WWII. A part of the 5th Engineer Special Brigade on D-Day, companies A and C of the 299th landed on Omaha Beach (B company landed on Utah Beach) with the mission of clearing eight 50 yard gaps in the underwater defenses. Despite being under heavy fire, they cleared five of these gaps within 45 minutes of landing.
299th Combat Engineer Battalion
5th Engineer Special Brigade
United States Army