U.S. Army troops weren't the only ones storming Omaha Beach on D-Day; many Navy sailors were called upon to be foot soldiers as well in this decisive and pivotal battle. A Navy Soldier on Omaha Beach is the personal account in words, pictures, and illustrations of the D-Day and World War II experiences of Gilbert H. Dube, USN, 7th Naval Beach Battalion (NBB), Company B-6, as told to and written by his son. It includes a detailed history of the formation, training, and use of NBBs in Normandy, as well as the combat experiences of several NBB members on June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach and in the Normandy campaign that followed. The book also describes the veteran's poignant return to Omaha Beach for the first and only time some 55 years later.Each NBB section was also armed differently: the hydrographic section carried M1903 Springfield rifles; the small-boat repair and communication crews carried M1 carbines; the medical section was issued .45 pistols (primarily for guard duty inanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Navy Soldier on Omaha Beach|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2005-08|