Utah Beach Landing Museum, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Location and info
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Plage de la Madeleine, Utah Beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
Located outside the Utah Beach Landing Museum. Plenty of car parking nearby.
This US Sherman stands proudly outside the Utah Beach Landing Museum near Saint Marie du Mont and is one of the most iconic (and most photographed) vehicles in Normandy.
It’s a M4A1 variant with a huge 76mm M1 gun combined with two .30 calibre machine guns.
It also features the upgraded HVSS Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension and wider tracks which allowed these vehicles to cross muddy ground easier than previous versions.
This vehicle didn’t land here on D-Day, arriving on European soil in 1945, but it doesn’t stop it from being a remarkable, must-visit icon of Normandy.
Inside the museum are more remarkable vehicles including a LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked), Higgins LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel, DUKW amphibious truck, US truck, German Goliath vehicle, and a B26 Marauder aircraft.