A World War II historic guide to discover the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy

Travel Normandy guide François Gauthron offers tours of the Normandy landing beaches, World War II battlefield. Come and discover the most famous part of Normandy where took place the Landing and the battle of Normandy in June 1944 to liberate France and Europe. You will be escorted by a qualified bilingual guide who will show you round the major sites of the beaches. Visit the highlights of World War II sites in Normandy with an expert license guide, first the most important sites of the landing beaches.

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La Londe

La Londe Airstrip

«La Londe Airfield», named A6, was constructed by the 819th Engineers Battalion and began on June 8th 1944. It was operational rapidly due the number of bulldozers which transformed the fields in an air base.

Col. Bt. Kleine, commander of the 371st Combat Group, composed of 3 squadrons (404, 405, 406) originally based at Bisterne England were taking care of this airstrip. The run way was 1525 yards long by 37 yards wide and use till September 18th 1944.

La Londe air cover was provided by the 552nd Anti Aircraft Artillery from the 78th DI. The four batteries were commanded by Col. Bm. Warfield. The HQ was at Mauger's farm whose owners had to leave. That squadron was mostly equipped with P47 Thunderbolts and P51 Mustangs, plus several other planes like Douglas C 47 for supplies and Lightning P43.