When you enter the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center, you can see a wall covered with carved stones with the names and the units of the airborne veterans.

 

Created in honor and in memory of the paratroopers that have fought during the Second World War, this memorial makes the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center a unique place of remembrance and contemplation.

The D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center gathers the worldwide largest image database of the Second World War about the airborne troops during their different combat missions on the European territory.

 

Shared through several thematic publications, these images are presented according to the location, the operation or the unit. These deluxe editions are published by the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center and are available on " www.paratrooper.fr." for France and on  "www.d-day-publishing.com" for other countries..

The D-Day Paratrooper Historical Center also includes many archives on U.S. airborne troops. We've posted two types of archives. So you can find the names of the paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division who fought during the war as roster or loading manifest. Fell free to search for a relative, friend or any other veteran.

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In Normandy, on 6 June 1944, the mission of the 82nd and 101st American Airborne Divisions is to support the landing operations on Utah Beach. Their mission is to seize the south of the Cotentin, by securing the inland side of the landing operations and the communication channels in Carentan, and by taking control of Sainte-Mère-Eglise...

A Trail to learn, discover and remember...

To follow the path of the soldiers during the Battle of Carentan and for the orientation of the visitors, information boards with photographs and maps are placed at the locations aimed by the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day and other key sites of this Battle...

COLE's Bayonet Charge Monument...

Dead Man's Corner

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D-Day Experience

Dead Man's Corner

Dead Man’s Corner is a highly symbolic battle site. At this crossroads over the marsh, on the direct access road between Utah Beach and Carentan, a bourgeois villa is to be seen. It was used on 6 June 1944 as headquarters and aid post by the German paratroopers. It will then be used as command post by the American paratroopers..

Collections

The collections of the Historical Center of Carentan reflect and support the Museum’s mission to throw light on the history of the Airborne Divisions during the Second World War. They have been enlarged for more than 30 years to satisfy the visitors.

Information – Tickets for individual persons and group reservations

All necessary information to prepare your visit, as well as online-reservation forms.

 

Individual reservations allow you to print your ticket after downloading it: practical and time-saving!

D-Day Experience

 

OPENING IN JUNE 2015

A worldwide unique experience!

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