D-Day 2015: The completion of a wonderful trip!
D-Day 2015: Band of Brothers Actors reunion
Got home from my Normandy trip today! Wow, I had such a blast in the past 4 days! Today we went to Ouistreham and visited the Bunker museum. Quite interesting to visit a three story building like this! The LCVP outside was used on the Saving Private Ryan Set! Without much time for WW2 stuff […]
D-Day 2015 – Day 3: Meeting a D-Day Veteran!
A boyhood dream coming true! So today I met the Band of Brothers Cast at the Utah Beach Museum! My dad recorded everything so couldn’t take pictures in between. I did make two selfies, one with Babe a.k.a. Robin Laing, and one with Rick Gomez and Frank John Hughes a.k.a. George Luz and ‘Wild Bill’ […]
D-Day 2015: D-Day Experience at Dead Man’s Corner!
Day 3, June 6th 2015! Today I went to Arromanches for the first time! Such a very interesting day meeting WW2 Veteran from one of the Royal Artillery units that landed on Gold Beach: Bill Glover. The Princes Irene Brigade who landed there on June 6th was also at the ceremonies! I actually started to […]
D-Day 2015 Trip – Day One!
Day 2: Friday June 5th! Very Interesting Day 2 in Normandy! After breakfast we visited the new D-Day Experience at Saint-Côme-du-Mont. I can tell, this is the best museum I’ve seen so far in my life. The story of the paratroopers really comes alive in a huge hangar. The quality of the items is amazing […]
A look at the Airborne Museum Sainte-Mère-Église
June 4th, 1944. Amazing first day in Normandy! We’ve witnessed a parachute dropping with a real C47 at Hémevez. On our way to this place we came across different sites of the 82nd Airborne Division. Just like last year the atmosphere is geat! I’ve taken an interest in the Filthy 13 and even bought the […]
Major Winters Monument for leadership
During my trip in Normandy I took a visit to the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église. Without any doubt this was an amazing experience for me. I had never seen a real C47 in my life before, so this was a welcoming surprise. What surprised me the most was the amount of items they had to fill the […]
Brécourt Manor Assault
During my trip in Normandy we came across the Major Winters monument. This monument is dedicated to all who took lead during the invasion of Normandy in 1944. Major Winters is known for his outstanding leadership while he was in command of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. On D-Day he took lead in […]
The Longest Day
When Easy Co, 506th PIR landed in Normandy on June 6th their first task was to destroy the canons near a farm called Brécourt Manor. Lieutenant Winters lead the attack and successfully captured and destroyed these canons. He was awarded the distinguished service cross. This event was shown in Band of Brothers’ Day of Days. During […]
That’s what it really was for me on June 6th 2014. The plan was to drive from The Netherlands to Normandy in the night of June 5th and 6th. We would take a big nap before we started our journey. That big nap turned into a very small one. Nevertheless, I picked up my dad […]