2nd Ranger Battalion Monument

Pointe-du-Hoc
pointe-du-hoc

The German Pointe du Hoc artillery positions were flattened by bombing prior to D-Day. The bunkers were so heavily damaged that when the US 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the cliffs, they found the artillery had been removed. The Rangers located the missing artillery and put a thermite grenade in each to render them inoperable. Whew! That was close.
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