Higgins Boat Memorial

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The Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), or Higgins Boat, was the main type of landing craft used by the American military in the Second World War. On D-Day they were used extensively on both Omaha and Utah Beaches, being immortalised in the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan showing the landings on D-Day. Designed by American inventor Andrew Higgins more than 20,000 were built during WW2.

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This new Higgins Boat Memorial is placed close to Utah Beach and just outside the superb Utah Beach Museum. It depicts a life-size Higgins boat, which you can walk into, with ramp down and a bronze ‘stick’ of men on the sand, having exited the landing craft. It is an amazing piece of work and the bronze figures are really excellent.

 

 

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