A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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Travel in Normandy with Francois Gauthron


A 12th Century church with a great story

Coming in the village, ahead of is the church where Bob Wright and Kenneth Moore, two Medics from the 501 Rgt, 101st Division took care of 80 American, German wounded men and a child.

On your right, just before the Memorial is a farm where Col. Bob Sink, the commander of the 2/506th was in.
Beyond the farmhouse on the right is a very large open field use as a huge drop zone for many of the 101st men, as well as many from the 82nd.

The village was not secured for many hours and German patrols entered the church on at least two occasions, and Wright and Moore ordered them to leave their guns outside or to leave the church.

Incredibly, the Germans did. Eventually, the area was secured and many of the wounded were evacuated, but two died in the church. When you enter the church, look for a hidden doorway acceding to the steeple. From that door, on the 7th, two Germans soldiers show up and surrendered!

We will remember

This stained glass window was dedicated in 2004 as a memorial to Ken Moore and Bob Wright and to the town of Angoville-au-Plain. This window, and a few others were shipped for free by DHL, which apparently was the only shipper who would handle this project.

Each year, the town celebrates the bravery and humanity of the two medics who treated wounded regardless of their side.

The Screaming Eagle window was dedicated in 2006.

Bob Wright 1944.

Bob Wright, Tyler Biggler, and Francois on June 6th 2006.

Col. Bob Sink

Picture shows Bob Sink standing outside the main door, of his second command post upon arriving in Normandy. He probably landed in between Vierville and Le Grand Chemin south of Foucarville where Major Strayer, Captains Nixon, Hester and Gross also landed with another 700 men.

Here is now a great story about Bob Sink and his jeep crew as they drove west from their drop zone towards Saint-Côme-du-Mont.

One mile southwest of Vierville their jeep sped past a large enemy horse park; they were right on top of the encampment before they realized it. There was a sentry standing at the gate and they shot him down as they whipped by. The driver had stepped on the gas, not realizing that he was moving into a cul de sac. Ahead, and alongside, B. Sink suddenly became aware of Germans rising from out of the ditches on both sides of the road; the jeep was moving right down the centre of an enemy column which had just fallen out. B. Sink and Hannah fired their pistols; the driver worked his carbine with one hand and held the wheel with the other. The enemy was taken wholly by surprise, and instead of returning the fire instantly, they either ran or dropped into the ditches. But more of the enemy were rising from the ditches up ahead and B. Sink realized that their luck couldn't last. They had run past troops for about 200 yards, but if they kept going they would surely be killed. There was a crossroads just in front of them. B. Sink yelled to the driver to get the jeep around as fast as he could. They came back down the line, still firing their weapons. Once again they sped past the horse park. Then they were safely out of it, amazed that they had cleared the danger without one aimed shot being fired at them and soon got back to the CP.