Archive for June, 2009

Additions to Felix & Normandy for the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

June 8, 2009

As part of my observance of the 65th anniversary of D-Day, I did some work on Felix’s family history pages.

Felix did not land on D-Day. That’s because his unit, the 3110th Signal Service Battalion remained in southern England to work on communications for the Army Service Forces. The Army Service Forces were responsible for the support and supply of the troops who landed on D-Day. The 3110th was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for this work.

Company C, in which Felix served, left England on July 24 and landed on Utah Beach on July 25, 1944. While in Normandy he served in Tamerville near Valognes from July 26 until August 18, 1944. From August 18 until September 14, 1944, Company C served in Cherbourg.

The Northern France page has been revised. A link has been added to a site which discusses the importance of Valognes as a communications center. Links have been added to photos from the Indiana State Library which depict scenes where Felix served.

Two photos with Felix in Cherbourg remain on the Northern France page. The other eight photos in his collection from Cherbourg have been moved to another page.

Another page has been added with 16 photos of Signal Corps personnel and facilities in Valognes and Cherbourg. They are from about the same time and places Felix served. They appear to be U.S. Army photos made available on a French Internet archive.



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