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A memorial park honoring the US parachutists actions on the night of 5-6 June 1944. There was a strategic bridge across the river Merderet here at the hamlet of La Fi¨¨re. The Germans were entrenched in the manor of La Fi¨¨re across the street, and this was the scene of heavy fighting over the bridge, ultimately sucessfully taken and defended by troopers from the 82nd Airborne division.


12 La Fiere , 50480 , Ste Mere Eglise , 50-Manche , Normandy , France

On the D-15, 3 kms west of Ste Mere Eglise, across from the building at 12 La Fiere.

Map reference (click on pin to see Lat/Long):

49.40100 -1.36336 12 La Fiere

Flag Poles :