A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- United States Coast Guard War memorial -

Location

At Puckpool Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40851
 
Historic England Listing Status

This building is not Listed.
 
Description

A metal plaque commemorating the contribution made by members of the United States Coast Guard in the D-Day operations.
Unveiled to mark the 50th Anniversary, on 11th June 1994.
After the unveiling ceremony the plaque was then permanently fixed to the administration block in the park, and a further plaque marking the provision of colours was installed in 1995.
Memorial

Ryde United States Coast Guard War Memorial
 
Ryde United States Coast Guard War Memorial
 
Inscription


GRATEFULLY DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE MEN OF THE
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
Who participated in the invasion of Normandy
6th June 1944

U.S.C.G. personnel crewed 97 British and American attack transports, and landing ships,
crewed landing craft at all beach heads and provided the sole D-Day Maritime Rescue Service, often
under the severest fire. The U.S.C.G. saved the lives of
1,438 Allied Servicemen in the Normandy Assault
area during the invasion.

Unveiled by Captain Somers U.S.C.G.


COLOURS PRESENTED BY THE
COUNTESS OF CORTEZ
ON BEHALF OF THE MIAMI DIVISION
OF THE U.S. COASTGUARD & VETERANS
8-9-95


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