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D-Day Embarkation Signs for U.S. Troops in Plymouth

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:35 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Stephen Johnson came to the event with the material he gathered over the years. He brought two main items to the event:

1. Shrapnel. From a bomb that fell in Peverell, Plymouth
2. D-Day D-Day Embarkation Sign for Plymouth. This was to deconflute (direct) American troops to the right ships for embarkation.

Note: D-Day signage was found in a hedge in 1950 by the contributor and stored in a shed.


Item list and details

1. Shrapnel that fell on Plymouth. 2. D-Day Embarkation signage.

Person the story/items relate to

Stephen Johnson - local history expert

Person who shared the story/items

Stephen Johnson

Type of submission

Shared at University of Plymouth, Plymouth on 15 November 2023.

Record ID

110413 | PLY019