Wreckage from the great channel storm of June 1944, Omaha Beach (Vierville-sur-Mer)


In this picture taken on September the 3rd 1944 remains of the Mulberry at Omaha is washed up onto the beach.

The beach seems to be covered in smashed concrete which may be the remains of a "Phoenix" concrete caission. In the distance can be seen other larger pieces of wreckage washed up under the cliff.

This wreckage remained on site until it was cleared during 1949/50 by the Van Loo company of Belguim.

Overlooking the beach can be seen Wn 73, which housed a 75mm PAK 40 anti tank gun that was the objective of Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion on D-Day.