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Map of preservation work at Pointe du Hoc Memorial, France
From left, ABMC Deputy Secretary Robert J. Dalessandro, National WWII Museum President and CEO Stephen Watson, and ABMC Commissioner Evans C. Spiceland met to formalize partnership.
The new Pointe du Hoc Visitor Center opened to the public on March 15, 2014.
The Germans, after suffering bombardment before D-Day, moved the surviving 155mm guns from Pointe du Hoc and re-positioned them in a hedgerow south of this location. They erected dummy guns made from wooden poles to fool Allied aircraft. Rangers found and destroyed the actual guns, positioned to fire at Utah Beach, on the morning of D-Day. This recaptured gun is similar to the guns destroyed that day.


More than a half million Americans gave their life during World War I and World War II. They died fighting to protect freedom and democracy around the world. Hear family members remember those they lost, who are buried overseas in North Africa American Cemetery.
On May 8, 1945 World War II ended in Europe. This piece was produced by the United News Company in 1945. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration
June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings along the Normandy Coast. Hear ABMC Secretary Max Cleland reflect on this historical event.
ABMC Secretary Max Cleland remembers the sacrifice of our fallen this Memorial Day weekend.


Experience the Battle of Pointe du Hoc through this interactive combat narrative. Follow the path the Army Rangers took that day.
Learn the story of the Normandy Campaign from D-Day through the liberation of Paris through this interactive combat narrative.
Experience the history of World War II with this interactive timeline. View maps, watch videos, see photos and read about the events that shaped the war.


Pointe du Hoc App in English
Download this free app and experience the history of Pointe du Hoc, and tour this World War II D-Day landing site in France.
Pointe du Hoc App in French
Download this free app and experience the history of Pointe du Hoc, and tour this World War II D-Day landing site in France.

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