Did You Know… John William Boehne ?

A Story of D Day

On this day, 79 years ago, brave men mounted an assault against fearful odds to defeat Nazi Germany, and save the world. They stormed the beaches from landing craft, going into machine gun fire, artillery, land mines, barbed wire, and attacking fortified positions like the pill box above, totally exposed to murderous fire. We should never forget. We owe them a debt that can never be paid.

Here is the story of one of those men, who landed on Omaha Beach, John Boehne, from his own lips:

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service: Amphibious Force; USS LST-375 (Landing Ship Tank)
  • Location of Service: Little Creek, Virginia; Cornwall, England; Omaha Beach, Normandy, France; Washington, DC; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
https://www.loc.gov/collections/veterans-history-project-collection/serving-our-voices/world-war-ii/d-day-june-6-1944/d-day-on-the-beach/item/afc2001001.31844/?: Did You Know… John William Boehne ?

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