WN65 First American Headquarters Omaha Beach

WN65 is a concrete casemate which housed a 50mm anti-tank cannon which is still present in the casemate. The casemate in the centre of Omaha Beach in the Easy Red sector.

After the casemate was captured on D-Day it became the first American Headquarters on Omaha Beach

PROVISIONAL ENGINEER
SPECIAL BRIGADE GROUP
TROOP LIST


HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
PROVISIONAL ENGINEER SPECIAL BRIGADE
GROUP

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
5TH ENGINEER SPECIAL BRIGADE

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
6TH ENGINEER SPECIAL BRIGADE

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY
11TH PORT

2ND BATTALION, 358TH ENGINEER GENERAL
SERVICE REGIMENT

440TH ENGINEER DEPOT COMPANY
(LESS 3 PLATOONS)

4TH PLATOON COMPANY C, 602ND ENGINEER
CAMOUFLAGE BATTALION

DETACHMENT A, 246TH SIGNAL OPERATIONS
COMPANY

DETACHMENT A, 255TH SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION
COMPANY

COMPANY C, 783PD MILITARY POLICE
BATTALION

302ND MILITARY POLICE ESCORT GUARD
COMPANY

DETACHMENT D7G1 6901 EUROPEAN CIVIL
AFFAIRS DIVISION

DETACHMENT 81, TEAM 402, COUNTER
INTELLIGENCE CORPS

TEAM 402 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
INTERPRETERS

14TH FINANCE DISBURSING SECTION

THE COMMANDING GENERAL PROVISIONAL
ENGINEER SPECIAL BRIGADE GROUP USED THIS
GERMAN EMPLACEMENT ON 6 JUNE 1944 AS
PART OF THE INITIAL HEADQUARTERS FOR
THE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF
OMAHA BEACH

IN MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES WHO
HERE GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THIS MEMORIAL
IS DEDICATED

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Listing: WN65 First American Headquarters Omaha Beach

Location

Rue de la 2ème Division Us
14710Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Calvados
France
Longitude:-0.863681
Latitude:49.364487

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