Maisy Battery, Normandy

Maisy Battery 2015
Maisy Battery 2015

The Maisy Battery is a privately owned museum in Normandy located between Omaha and Utah beaches in the American D-Day sector. It was a substantial gun battery site equipped with howitzers which could fire onto both beaches and posed a serious threat in the early days of the Normandy invasion. It was bombed from the air and then US Rangers from 5th Rangers with tank support took the battery.

Maisy Battery bunker 2015
Maisy Battery bunker 2015

In 2006 it was opened up as a museum by Gary Sterne and his son, and they have expanded the site ever since. Now you get to visit their small private museum, and then walk the trenches and bunkers of the site either on a guided tour, or self-guided with information sheets. Field howitzers of the type that were used here have been put in the gun pits and they look very impressive. The fact that you can go in all the bunkers and explore the tunnels makes this a very impressive place to visit.

Howitzer, Maisy Battery 2015
Howitzer, Maisy Battery 2015

One Comment Add yours

  1. troopabnTim says:

    Great site. See the maps of Maisy and more of Normandy

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