Omaha Beach, Unur u Sagrifiċċju, 

 

Steven Spielberg,  Tom Hanks made a wonderful film: Saving Private Ryan. My idol John Willams wrote the music. I never suspected that I would write the music for the same subject - with the men who were really there. On Omaha Beach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pls5UTRR5Fw#t

sors: http://www.wwiifoundation.org/category/films/29th-lets-go-70th/

Rakportat mill-Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Broadcaster Tim McCarver

Mużika oriġinali minn Fred Vogels (www.backtonormandy.org)

 

Fil-Jum D, is-6 ta 'Ġunju, 1944, id-29 Diviżjoni tad-XNUMX infanterija ħadra ffaċċjat xi wħud mill-aktar ġlied brutali fuq Omaha Beach. 

Perhaps the worst area on the beach was Dog Green, directly in front of strong points guarding the Vierville draw and under heavy flanking fire from emplacements to the west, near Pointe de la Percee. Company A of the 116th [29th Division] was due to land on this sector with Company C of the 2nd Rangers on its right flank, and both units came in on their targets. One of the six LCA’s carrying Company A [116th Regiment,29th Division] foundered about a thousand yards of shore, and passing Rangers saw men jumping overboard and being dragged down by their loads.

At H+6 minutes the remaining craft grounded in water 4 to 6 feet deep, about 30 yards short of the outward band of obstacles. Starting off the craft in three files, center file first and the flank files peeling right and left, the men were enveloped in accurate and intense fire from automatic weapons. Order was quickly lost as the troops attempted to dive under water or dropped over the sides into surf over their heads. Mortar fire scored four direct hits on one LCA, which “disintegrated.” Casualties were suffered all the way to the sand, but when the survivors got there, some found they could not hold and came back into the water for cover, while others took refuge behind the nearest obstacles.
Fdal ta ’tim ta’ dgħajsa fuq il-ġenb tal-lemin organizza linja ta ’sparar żgħira fuq l-ewwel tarznari tar-ramel, b’esponiment sħiħ għall-għadu. Fil-qosor kull uffiċjal tal-kumpanija, inkluż il-Kaptan Taylor N. Fellers, kien diżgrazzja, u l-biċċa l-kbira tas-serġenti kienu maqtula jew midruba. L-irġiel bla mexxej taw kull tentattiv biex jimxu 'l quddiem u llimitaw l-isforzi tagħhom biex isalvaw il-midruba, li ħafna minnhom għerqu fil-marea li qed tiżdied.

Xi truppi aktar tard setgħu jagħmlu ħajt tal-baħar billi joqogħdu fit-tarf tal-ilma u jitilgħu l-bajja mal-marea. Ħmistax-il minuta wara l-iżbark, il-Kumpanija A kienet barra mill-azzjoni għall-ġurnata. L-istimi tad-diżgrazzji tagħha jvarjaw sa żewġ terzi ... (korteżija tad-29 ID Assoc.)
F’Ġunju tal-2014, numru żgħir ta ’membri li fadal mid-29 Diviżjoni tal-Infanterija għamlu l-aħħar vjaġġ lura lejn in-Normandija biex jirrikonoxxu s-70 anniversarju tal-Jum D. Il-Fondazzjoni tat-Tieni Gwerra Dinjija kienet flimkien hekk kif dawn il-veterani qasmu l-istejjer tagħhom u ħarsu fuq il-bluffs tal-bajja Omaha l-aħħar darba. Il-veterani li qed jixjieħu żaru wkoll iċ-ċimiterju Amerikan tan-Normandija biex jgħidu l-aħħar addiju lill-ħbieb tagħhom li qatt ma ħallew Omaha Beach ħaj fis-6 ta ’Ġunju, 1944. L-irħula lokali u l-bliet ukoll onoraw l-irġiel ta’ D-Day b’għexieren ta ’ċelebrazzjonijiet madwar in-Normandija.

Dehru b'mod prominenti f'dan il-film huwa suldat mill-Ewwel Diviżjoni tal-Infanterija (il-Big Red One), li ressaq l-art eżatt mal-bajja u maġenb id-29 infanterija fil-Jum D. Veterani ta 'żewġ inżul preċedenti fl-Afrika ta' Fuq u Sqallija, l-1 ukoll esperjenzaw il-karnage u l-infern tagħhom stess fuq Omaha Beach fil-Jum D.

Naval Combat Demolition Unit (NCDU) “frogman” Ernie Corvese also came ashore on Omaha Beach. Ernie’s 8 man crew had the mission of clearing obstacles on Omaha before the invasion began. Of the 8 men in his crew, Ernie was the only one to survive. On June 4, 2014 Ernie made his first return to Omaha Beach since that Day of Days in 1944. We were there to capture his emotional return and meeting with legendary television news anchor, Tom Brokaw. Ernie also visited some of his crew members on the Wall of the Missing at the Normandy-American cemetery.

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