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Filthy Thirteen Memorial


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Filthy Thirteen Memorial, Brevands, 50500 Carentan les Marais

Head out of Carentan on the D89E Rue des Remblais towards Brevands with the canal on your left. Cross the Bailey Bridge and the memorial is on the right after 2km.

"We were always in trouble..."

The Filthy Thirteen were a demolition team from the 101st Airborne Division - the famous Screaming Eagles - who jumped into Normandy on D-Day.
Nicknamed the Filthy Thirteen due to their living style while stationed in England, they stood out from the other paratroopers due to their war paint and mohawk haircuts - paying tribute to team member Jake McNeice’s Native American heritage.
This memorial near Brevands, Normandy honours their sacrifice during their successful mission to secure or destroy the bridges over the Douve River.
The Filthy Thirteen also fought in the mission to capture the nearby town of Carentan, were dropped into Holland as part of Operation Market Garden, and also fought at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.


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