PLAQUE MICHELIN UTAH BEACH
Price: € 300,-
Like the Omaha plaque, this high-quality Michelin plaque is made from authentic materials and hand-painted. The design, color and font including Kerning are 100% faithful to the original Michelin panels from the 1950s
the special finish and the unique production number make this plaque a unique collector’s item.
The landings at Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach were a great success, to which, however, the 13,100 paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions had also contributed; they had landed very scattered inland on the night of June 5-6, suffering significant losses. The most legendary episode of that night took place in the village of Sainte-Mère-Église, 10 km inland from Poupeville. The paratroopers nevertheless complicated the German counterattack on the landed troops on Utah Beach.
By the end of D-Day, about 20,000 troops and 1,700 vehicles had landed on Utah Beach, with about seven hundred killed and wounded on the Allied side. Utah Beach was the beach with the fewest losses. On the other American landing beach, Omaha Beach, the losses were dramatic, of the first landing wave 50% were knocked out.