On May 30, 2014, Cheryl and I visited the bivouac site of 3110th Signal Service Battalion and other Signal Corp units north of Tamerville, France.
Seventy years earlier from July 26 to August 18, 1944, Felix A. Cizewski, my later father, bivouacked there as a member of the battalion’s Company C.
Our guide was Claude Letellier, Claude searches sites with a metal detector. In this field he found artifacts that confirmed it as a both a bivouac site and staging area for communications work.
Leonard and Cheryl at the former Signal Corps bivouac site.
Photo by Claude Letellier
Claude Letellier (left) and Leonard at the bivouac site, now a cow pasture. Signal Corps units also bivouacked in the field behind the trees in the background.
Photo by Cheryl A. Robinson
Aerial photo Tamerville. The bivouac site is to top right.
Photo © Georges Dennebouy taken May 26, 2013.
For more information:
Northern France: Includes details of the 3110th Signal Service Battalion’s service in Normandy.
Another post 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
My late father Felix A. Cizewski served in Company C, 3110th Signal Service Battalion in Tamerville and Cherbourg during the liberation of Normandy in 1944.