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Apr 27, 1944 - Apr 28, 1944

In a practice landing in Southern England, Exercise Tiger, disaster struck as German E-Boats attacked the practice invasion fleet. Nearly 1000 soldiers and sailers died when 2 LSTs were sunk and 2 heavily damaged. This disaster was mostly hushed up and kept secret as part of the D-Day security.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Event

Source:  ShepArt Studio

Date Added: 2011-04-27

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