The landing beaches … Beachhead Liberation, landing on the morning of June 6, 1944, D-DAY, upset after the conflict by announcing the victory of the allies in France and throughout Europe. Known worldwide This Allied military operation, will remain for present and future generations the most important battle of the Second World War, marking forever the fate of humanity’s. NORMANDY TANK MUSEUM is located in the English Channel, in the municipality of Catz and community town of Carentan. It is ideally located on the historic site of the airfield A10 AIRFIELD built from June 15 to June 18, 1944 by the 826th Engineer Battalion of the air, to receive the first P47 Thunderbolt devices, June 19 in the day. Field A-10 was built at the intersection of highways 13 and 174 Cherbourg Caen Paris St Lô Cherbourg just before Carentan at a place called “The Range” with a runway 1,500 meters long and 35 meters wide oriented nearly east-west (81 °).
The NORMANDY TANK MUSEUM – A10 AIRFIELD is in a commercial area of jumps paratroopers of the 101st Airborne (Airborne Division) and the Regional Natural Park of Cotentin (protected natural area). It seamlessly integrates the tourist trail sites by developing and supplementing memory:
- The historical site of Utah Beach, dealing with beach landing
- Areas of airborne operations (Drop Zone) and the battle for the capture of Carentan told in the television series from Steven Spielberg’s “Band of Brothers”
- The monument Leclerc, St. Martin de Vareville – Utah, symbol of the return on the soil of France of the French 2nd Armored Division on 1 August 1944
- Camp Patton Néhou, where the famous General will temporarily moved his staff in order to prepare for the liberation of France.
Finally, the site offers a unique location for direct access by the national 13 (future highway) and the station a few miles from Carentan. It is less than an hour from memory sites of Calvados, but also economic and poles Tourist Caen and Cherbourg. With its easy access, NORMANDY TANK MUSEUM intends to promote a European and International Development.