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Merville; Lower Normandy; France

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Date: 28 May 1944
Location: Merville; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.269485, -0.200639
Description: Merville Battery was identified as a threat to SWORD and JUNO Beaches, as it was believed to house four heavy artillery pieces. In the early hours of D-Day it was attacked by a small force of British paratroopers, who found the battery undamaged by Allied bombing and stormed it in a costly frontal attack.
Sortie: 106G/0556
Frame: 4072
Corporate bodies: 541 Squadron (RAF)
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 5000