Cauquigny Church

Located at the western end of the La Fiere causeway the hamlet of Cauquigny witnessed heavy fighting from the 6th to 9th June 1944 between paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and grenadiers of the 91st German Infantry Division. During this fighting the church was almost destroyed and battle damage can still be seen in the church yard today.

There is a plaque to the 507th PIR of the 82nd ABN located next to the entrance to the church.


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Listing: Cauquigny Church

Location

Rue Hameau aux Brix
50480Cauquigny, Amfreville
Manche
France
Longitude:-1.370637
Latitude:49.403205

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