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ASSOCIATION NORMANDY 44 - 90th US DIVISION

May 18, 2003
June 6, 2000 Schedule of Ceremonies held for the 59th Anniversary of Allied Landing in Normandy : Some say it is already too late to commemorate, but it is never too late to try doing better

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December 30, 2002

Even if the webmaster is too overwhelmed to update this site regularly, the Normandy 44 Association is still very active. More than ever, your support is needed. Happy New Year 2003 to everyone !

A History of the 90th Division in
World War II
The "genuine" campaign account of the 90th US Infantry Division
Inauguration in Périers Lots of pictures of the ceremonies in Périers, in June 2000

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April 18, 2000
June 6, 2000 Schedule of Ceremonies held for the 56th Anniversary of Allied Landing in Normandy : Some say it is already too late to commemorate, but it is never too late to try doing better
Inauguration in Périers Updated Schedule
Peter BEZELJ found again ! Jack Gille, Frenchman born on June 25, 1944 in an American field hospital, finds his godfather again !

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April 5, 2000
Newspapers Review Great Festivities in Périers on June 2,3 and 4 : This year, on the occasion of the inauguration of the commemorative Monument of the Liberation of the city, Périers organizes great festivities during three days
Newspapers Review Périers : Three festive days scheduled in June : On the occasion of the inauguration of the Monument dedicated to the 90th US Division, Périers decided to concentrate its main annual fair days on three consecutive days which will mark with a white stone this year 2000. Freedom, History, Memory, on next June 2 , 3 and 4. Périers enters on holiday
Newspapers Review Bicycle Ride for Freedom : in saddle for the 2000 edition : Since 1986, the Way of Freedom drove its participants from the coasts of La Manche to Bastogne, on the steps of the armies of Generals Patton and Leclerc.
Newspapers Review On June 2, 3 and 4 • three themes, three festive days : Périers will celebrate year 2000 with great ceremonies on June 2 , 3 and 4. International bicycle ride "the 3 days for Freedom", put back Saint-Jules with night show and inauguration of the Monument of the Association Normandy44 - 90th US Division... The audience will have three days to decline the words Freedom, History and Memory.
History Useful Links Built Only For Battle by John Levesley : The story of Station 414 of the 9th Air Force, United States Army, the wartime advanced landing ground located at Winkton in Hampshire, United Kingdom.
Compilation of information on Winkton ALG and the operations from the ALG by the
404th Fighter Bomber Group of the US 9th Air Force
Guest Book Account of Joseph J. Boylan, who bombed Périers on July 13, 1944  :
"I think we who were doing the bombing thought we were helping the troops liberate the towns we were bombing"

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March 13, 2000
Word from our President The Chairman of the Association sends you a new message

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February 8, 2000
Guest Book New contribution added
Inauguration Program of the 3-day Festivities in Périers, as established on February 4, 2000. With less reserves
Inauguration (bis) Some Practical Hints for all those who wish to attend the inauguration in Périers, on June 4, 2000

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January 5, 2000
WW2 Monuments Monument added at Marchésieux - La Varde. Stele to 365e Fighter Group and 83rd Infantry Division
Newspapers Review Thunder presaged Allies : 3 men in Norman town tell of '44 liberation - Périers, France - For this old Norman town, the Allied liberation of Europe began as distant thunder. "We heard the bombing far away," recalled Henri Levaufre, who was with his mother at the family's cafe about 15 miles from the invasion coast. "It woke me up," said Roger Desrez. Claude Pasturel was just down the road, at Coutances, in boarding school. "My father came by bicycle to pick me up," Pasturel remembered.
 Homepage Two important messages added at request of Ed Hamilton
Guest Book New contribution added

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November 28, 1999
Périers Memorial At least a Memorial detailed Map ! By running your mouse on the map, obtain pictures and information about the miscellaneous components of the project.
WW2 Monuments Updated Chronicle. WWI Monument in Lake Texoma, USA
WW2 Monuments Updated Chronicle. 404th Fighter Group Monument in Le Mesnilbus
Guest Book New contribution added
Normandy 44 Monument Some recent pictures of study plaster casts and mock-ups of the Monument realized by the sculptor Patrick Cottencin
Faces of the Monument Updated or new pictures of the four graves
90th Division Association Reunion - Indianapolis 1999 Report by Ed Hamilton about the last reunion of the 90th Division Association held in Indianapolis on September 2 to 5, 1999

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November 10, 1999
Were you expecting news ? Here are many pieces of informations, most of them yet unpublished !
WW2 Monuments Updated chronicle. New or improved pictures of the monuments in Camp Barkeley and Lake Texoma, in USA. We had confused both sites.
Also discover the amazing itinerary of
Utah-Beach monument - many pages to read
General Meeting "Official" report by the President, the Secretary, and the Paymaster, covering the first General Meeting held on October 19, 1999
How Far are we ? The Board hold a meeting on November 3, 99. Here come the latest news about progress and evolution of the Project
Inauguration All the treats in store, as established on November 3, 99. With all reserves

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October 25, 1999
Some Explanations Why Hill 122, Beaucoudray, Seves Island ? It is evident that for the not introduced in the military matter, even though their region is familiar to them, these naming are unknown.
Bicycle Ride
"3 Days for Freedom"
Enhanced page - Already the project of the edition for 2000
WW2 Monuments
in France
Updated chronicle. New or improved pictures of the monuments in Sainteny (83rd and 4th Divisions) and Saint-Germain-sur-Sèves (Seves Island) (90th Division)
Newspaper Review Normandy 44 : projects in course - For the first General Meeting of its young history, the Association Normandy 44 - 90th US Division welcomed about fifty persons in a room of the Civil Centre. Review and projects were presented to the public in front of the model of the future Monument realized by the sculptor Patrick Cottencin
Newspaper Review Périers will soon have its Monument, and then its Place of Memory - On Tuesday, on the occasion of the General Meeting, the Association Normandy 44-90th US Division reviewed on the progress of the works

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October 1, 1999

Good new : we are finally registered in Yahoo USA database, after months of perseverance. Help us having our Association to be known, talk about it all around !

Guestbook A new contribution was added to our Guestbook
WW2 Monuments
in France
Updated chronicle. Some enhancements, and news photos.
Newspaper Review Jean Le Garrec, former Minister for State services, and distinguished visitor of the exhibition loft of the Association Normandy 44, has expressed his wide admiration for the project of building a Memorial dedicated to the 90th US Division
Newspaper Review American Surintendent was at the head of the cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer for 17 years : Joseph Rivers is appointed to the Meuse department. He is leaving with regret a charge he is fond of and a country he enjoys

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September 16, 1999

Summer hollydays are over ! We will again update regularly our information.

Word from our President The Chairman of the Association sends you a new message
The Faces of the Monument Some new documents, texts and pictures, were added for Virgil Tangborn, Andrew Speese and Tullio Micaloni
WW2 Monuments
in France
You will find here some pictures of monuments dedicated, between others, to the 90th Division, accross France. This section will be progressively enhanced.

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July 20, 1999
The Faces of the Monument Here are the newly received documents relating to the 4th GI, Tullio Micaloni, chosen to represent the 712th Tank Battalion, who supported the 90th Division all along the battles

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July 11, 1999
55th Anniversary od Allied Landing in Normandy Accompanied by Veterans of the 90th, the daily story of "our" ceremonies - many pictures !
Newspapers Review New articles, mostly dealing with the varied ceremonies for the 55th Anniversary. Pages have been rearranged to provide easier and faster access

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June 21, 1999
Périers past and present For testing purpose, our first video movies, filmed at Périers during last Easter
The Faces of the Monument More complete articles, enhanced with pictures, all stuff in French and English

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May 29, 1999
Mailing List The best way to be kept informed of the website progress. Updates will be notified by e-mail.
How far are we ? Updated on May 19
Newspapers Review Discover some articles published in papers. You may also help us getting famous towards your local papers.
The Faces of the Monument Behind the faces of the Monument, there were men

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March 28, 1999
Current News Some new articles, mostly oriented towards American Veterans

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March 7, 1999
Were you there ? You don't help that much ! To make it easier, a return form added. As a gift, two new pictures, taken during reunions of the 358th Regiment, in 1948 and 1949 !
Send us mail Some addresses were modified, added, complemented, to better reach us
Guest Book New contributions added

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February 28, 1999
Again, many touching-ups here and there. We still have numerous ideas, but not enough time ! Be patient !
Information Brochure The Information Brochure was finally printed, and mailed to France and USA. Have a look at the final online issue, with the relevant subscription form
Send us some Mail Some addresses were modified, added, complemented, to better reach us
Newspapers Review One more article about the Association in a local newspaper
Site Map The structure of our site is rather simple : 4 main axis, but with hundreds of branches. This thematic map may help

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February 7, 1999
Phew ! Job 's done ! Most pages are now translated in English. (Thanks to Christian Levaufre). The remaining ones will be translated within the coming days. A any time, you can switch from a page in English to the very same page in French, just by clicking on the flags on the homepage.
Moreover, many little mistakes (spelling, mistyping) have been corrected. Some touching up, here or there. Only two "really" new items :
Word from our President The Chairman of the Association sends you a new message
Were you there ? Jack Gille looks for his godfather, an American medic

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January 17, 1999
Were you there ? Set in place two sets of pictures - Places & people to identify.
Pictures spread along two pages to increase loading speed
Current News An American pilot meets his savior again 54 years later. Some pictures

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January 9, 1999
Alphabetical Index Added an external engine for full text search
Site Map Update
Guest Book Added contribution of Levine's family
Useful Links At last some addresses
Information Brochure At last some pictures extracted from the Brochure
90th Division Anthem Creation of a page with lyrics and score
Webmaster Page Added some icons. Embellish your shortcuts to our site !
Newspapers Review Added article from Ouest-France dated November 9, 98
Newspapers Review Added article from Aiken Standard dated November 8, 98
Freedom Trail
Bicycle Tour
At last some pictures
Current News An American pilot meets his savior again 54 years later !
Old Pictures At last some pictures

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December 30, 1998
Newspapers Review Press Review split into several files, for faster loading
Under construction Creation of a page "under construction" for unachieved items (site index, site map, where is Périers)
What's New ? Creation of this page, introducing the latest updates
Informations Some pictures added
Périers 1944 Added the 15 first pictures, issued from video grabbing
Périers 1998 Added some pictures extracted from the brochure of the Towns Community

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