By Harry W Edwards; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Merillat, center, observed the 6 June D-Day landing of Canadian forces over Juno Beach with Royal Navy Lt Hugh Ashworth, left, and Royal Marine Lt. George Hardwick from the deck of a British landing craft, LCG-1007. When there was a delay in the landing schedule, Rear Admiral Don P. Moon, in command of Force U, sent Marine Colonel Kerr, a member of his staff, in a patrol craft to take control and to report on how the operation was working. Kerr reported that Red Beach was clear so that waves on Green Beach, which were held up, could be diverted.
Lord was its sheer size and complexity. On D-Day, 130,000 troops alone were landed against tough opposition. Nothing like it had ever been done before. But after seven weeks of fighting the deepest penetration was only 25 to 30 miles on an 80-mile front. Bare, who had served in England over the past year as a staff officer with ComNavEu and COSSAC, was most impressed with British ingenuity in the preparations for Operation Overlord. He described the development of such equipment as floating Photo courtesy of Herbert C.
And Harold 0. , John B. Hudson, and Bruce 945 iØ WORLD WAR II T. Hemphill; Capt Herbert C. Merillat; and Chief Warrant Officer George V. Clark. S. Marines in the World War II era, is publishedfor the education and training of Marines by contributions of a former Marine officer, Ge- orge 0. Ludcke; and those of Mrs. Sheila Ackerland-Lobasco, the daughter of former Ma- rine Col Francis M. Rogers. The author is especially indebted to members of the staff of the Marine Corps and Navy Historical Centers for assistance with the project.
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