Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum: D-Day Exhibit
In honor of the historic June 6, 1944 amphibious Allied forces invasion of Normandy, France, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle, Florida presents The D-Day Exhibit. This exhibit will include personal papers and other items from the family of Capt. John E. Mellen, commander of the 818th Amphibious Truck Company.
In addition, the Carrabelle Beach Assault video will be shown throughout the day. This short Army training film, filmed by the U.S. Signal Corps, shows the D-Day training as it happened on Carrabelle Beach during March of 1943. The amphibious training conducted at this site was to be the last training before troops shipped out to England.
The exhibit will illustrate the role of Carrabelle Beach – the very beach where the beach assault training occurred – in D-Day, the epic turning point of World War II.
No charge for admission; donations gladly accepted.Read More at Florida’s Forgotten Coast
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