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 COMBINED OPERATIONS

Memorial donations of around 27,500 funded construction, dedication and routine ground maintenance in perpetuity.

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Combined Operations - USA Index Page.
 

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Links to web pages with strong USA connections to Combined Operations.

Operation Overlord

D Day, June 6 1944. Operations Neptune and Overlord were the culmination of years of planning and training by Combined Operation planners and others, notably the USA.

North Africa (Torch)

Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. Churchill and his military advisers where concerned to remove the Vichy French authorities from the territories they controlled on the North African coast, before they fell into German hands. Torch was an American led operation under Eisenhower, with substantial UK support.

US LST 28

The story of a United States Landing Ship Tank as told by a crew member.

 LCT (R)

A first hand account of the use and deployment of United States Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) vessels in WW2 as told by a Group Commander. These craft were most effective in launching hundreds of explosive projectiles onto enemy held beaches just minutes ahead of Allied troops landing. Timing and accuracy were of the essence.

US LCT (R) 439

This is an account of WW2 United States Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) 439 - USLCT(R) 439. This specialized landing craft carried 2896 5" x 4' explosive rockets (127mm x 1.2m) designed to soften up enemy coastal defensive positions immediately prior to the landing of the initial assault troops.

US LCI(L) 502

US LCI(L) 502 carried 196 Officers an men of the Durham Light Infantry to Gold Beach on the wild and windy morning of June 6th 1944. This account is based on the writings and recollections of John P Cummer and information from the craft's Deck Log.

US Ranger to British Commando

How the war of 20 year old USA citizen G W McCurdy was changed by a late night in a Belfast city pub!

Operation Tiger

The Disaster in Lyme Bay on the south coast of England. A pre D-Day landing craft training exercise which was to culminate in the loss of 749 American lives.

Combined Ops Memorial

Information about the memorial, including its location in the grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The memorial embraces all the Allied nations whose service men and women served in or alongside Combined Operations, or were trained by them in amphibious warfare.

Further Reading

There are around 300 books listed on our 'Combined Operations Books' page. They, or any other books you know about, can be purchased on-line from the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE). Their search banner link, on our 'Books' page, checks the shelves of thousands of book shops world-wide. Just type in, or copy and paste the title of your choice, or use the 'keyword' box for book suggestions. There's no obligation to buy, no registration and no passwords.
 


News & Information

Photo of single poppy.About Us

Background to the website and memorial project and a look to the future; plus other small print stuff and website accounts etc. Click here for information.

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Featured Links; Combined Ops Heritage; 40 D Day Stories & Combined Operations Jigsaw Challenge
 

 

Photo of single poppy.Remember a Veteran

Pay a personal tribute to veterans who served in, or alongside, the Combined Operations Command in WW2 by adding their details and optional photo to our Roll of Honour or They Also Served pages on this website, which include the Combined Operations prayer.

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Visit our Facebook page about the Combined Operations Command in appreciation of our WW2 veterans. You are welcome to add information, photos and comment or reply to messages posted by others.

Photo of single poppy.Events and Places to Visit

Organisers: Reach the people who will be interested to know about your Combined Operations or war related event by adding it to our  webpage free of charge. Everyone else: Visit our webpage for information on events and places to visit. If you know of an event or place of interest, that is not listed, please let us know. To notify an event or place of interest, click here. To visit the webpage click here.

Photo of single poppy.Find Books of Interest 

Search for Books direct from our Books page. Don't have the name of a book in mind? Just type in a keyword to get a list of possibilities... and if you want to purchase you can do so on line through the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE).

Photo of single poppy.Combined Operations Handbook (Far East)

The handbook was prepared for Combined Operations in the Far East. It illustrates the depth and complexity of the planning process necessary to ensure that the 3 services worked together as a unified force.

Photo of single poppy.New to Combined Ops?

Visit Combined Operations Explained for an easy introduction to this complex subject.

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