22 Apr 1944

United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
23 Apr 1944

United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
24 Apr 1944

United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
25 Apr 1944

United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1944
US troops conducting landing exercises at Slapton Sands, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom, 25 Apr 1944
27 Apr 1944

United Kingdom
  • American forces conducted a practice amphibious assault at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Live artillery fire was used to simulate German defenses; in an episode of friendly fire, an estimated 400 Americans were killed as the shells came down amongst the men of the second wave. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]
28 Apr 1944

United Kingdom
  • A group of German Schnellboote (E-boats) came across an American landing exercise at Slapton, England, United Kingdom and launched an attack, sinking two LSTs and damaging other craft, killing 198 sailors and 551 soldiers. ww2dbase [Exercise Tiger | Slapton, England | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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