Plumetot in 1944 – Calvados – Battle of Normandy

Plumetot (Calvados)

The cities of Normandy during the 1944 battles

Liberation: June 6, 1944

Deployed units:

Drapeau anglais The Staffordshire Yeomanry, 27th Armoured Brigade (Independent)

Drapeau anglais King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 185th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Drapeau nazi 21. Panzer-Division

Drapeau nazi 716. Infanterie-Division


The commune of Plumetot in Calvados is released on the morning of June 6, 1944 by the 3rd English infantry division which does not meet any particular opposition. In the afternoon of D-Day, German tanks of the 21. Panzer-Division managed to advance near the departmental road 222 north of Plumetot in the direction of Sword Beach before turning back.

The British built on the south of this locality (on the lands belonging to the commune of Mathieu) an aerodrome which is coded B-10 by the Allies. Operational since June 10, 1944, it is a privileged target for the Germans and some shells fall regularly near the houses of Plumetot. This is particularly the case on the night of July 6-7, 1944 when an artillery fire kills the Requis family.


Plumetot maps:

Image : carte du secteur de Plumetot - Bataille de Normandie en 1944

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