D-Day Experience – Dead Man’s Corner Museum – Saint-Côme-du-Mont

D-Day Experience – Dead Man’s Corner Museum

D-Day and Battle of Normandy museums

The “Dead Man’s Corner Museum” brings together an impressive collection dedicated to the fighting between German and American paratroopers from June 6 to 8, 1944. Housed in a historic residence that was successively the command post of Major von der Heydte (6th German Parachute Regiment) and then Lieutenant-Colonel John H. “Iron Mike” Michaelis (executive officer of the 502nd US Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division), it presents uniforms , various materials and souvenirs that belonged to the Operation Overlord veterans.

In 2014, the museum acquired a Dakota C-47, built in 1943 and veteran parachute over Normandy on the night of June 5 to 6, 1944: now converted into a flight simulator, you will live a reconstruction of the airborne assault with remarkable sound and visual effects. This animation, dubbed “D-Day Experience”, is preceded by a brilliantly imagined briefing.

Useful information


Address: 2 Village de l’Amont, 50500 Saint-Côme-du-Mont
Telephone: 02 33 23 61 95
Website: D-Day Experience – Dead Man’s Corner Museum


Car park:
– Parking lot for coaches near the museum.
– Parking lot for light vehicles near the museum.