Bombs Away!

Pointe du Hoc Bomb Craters

Pointe du Hoc was a fortified artillery position at the top of 100 foot high cliffs above Omaha Beach. The 155mm guns had a 30-40km range and could endanger attackers in the English Channel as well as defend both Utah and Omaha beaches. But the artillery was removed by the defenders due to heavy bombing. A neighboring battery at Grandcamp-Maisy remained active until June 9 when it was captured by Rangers moving overland. Pointe du Hoc’s battery sits as it was in June 1944, complete with bomb craters and destroyed bunkers.
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