Basement of the “Château de Chiffrevast”: 1944 and 2014

Another in an ongoing series about our trip to France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Liberation of France and the memorial in Tamerville where my late father Felix A. Cizewski, served in Company C,  3110th Signal Service Battalion.

1944: Signal Corps personnel (unit unidentified) at work in the basement of Château de Chiffrevast.

Public Domain Signal Corps photo from the U.S. National Archives

2014: American and French friends touring the site of a Signal Corps facility as part of the observances of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of Tamerville.

Photo by Cheryl A. Robinson

Note on units:

The unit is the first photo above is not Company C, 3110th Signal Service Battalion, my late father’s unit. Company C was the battalion’s Open Wire Repair Section. Their primary responsibility would have been constructing poles and wires outside of the Château de Chiffrevast. Company C was in Tamerville and Valognes from July 26 to August 18 when they were deployed to Cherbourg.

The personnel could be from Company A or B of the 3110th. A and B were in Tamerville and Valognes from August 24 to September 5 when they were deployed to Paris.

Related links:

Northern France with details of the 3110th Signal Service Battalion’s service in Normandy.

Infantry, Air Force, Medical, and Signal Corps Units in Tamerville and Valognes




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