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US 2nd Rangers Memorial

Pointe du Hoc

Location and info

Pointe du Hoc, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

West of Omaha Beach and east of Grandcamp-Maisy, Pointe du Hoc is signposted on the D514 road. Plenty of parking.

"The Heroic Ranger Commandoes..."

A fitting tribute to the US Rangers who climbed the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc in Normandy on D-Day June 6, 1944 and secured the strongpoint over the next few days until support arrived.
The memorial was created to look like a Rangers' dagger and overlooks the pointe and cliffs. The inscription on the plinth reads: ‘To the Heroic Ranger Commandoes of the 116th Infantry who, under the command of Colonel James Earl Rudder of the First American Division, attacked and took possession of the Pointe du Hoc’


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