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D-day Omaha beach MG barrel found.

Article about: this is amazing ! Next to the little tree is the "Artillerie-beobachtungs-Stelle" where the soldiers called "Frerking" and "Fack" observed the beach. They sent

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    Thank you.
    It was nice to find out that info.
    I hope one day I will be able to do that,not really sure How.
    Maybe some one can help me?
    I really need to do it for historical purpose .
    chris

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    I have contacted a few museums in the last couple of weeks to see if they would be interested in having the barrels on loan.
    None of them were interested in them.
    Including the National D-day Museum
    chris

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    Hell on them then, Chris...that just means that they are Yours to have and enjoy!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Chris, keep them!
    Amitiés
    Michel

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Hell on them then, Chris...that just means that they are Yours to have and enjoy!
    That is what happens when you have people working in Museums who have no idea about what a artifact is or even history.
    Well they will stay in my collection .
    I have done all the search I could on them.
    Thank you to all the replies on this threat and feedback.
    chris

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    I have contacted a few museums in the last couple of weeks to see if they would be interested in having the barrels on loan.
    None of them were interested in them.
    Including the National D-day Museum
    chris
    Very sad Chris.
    I am sorry to hear that.
    I will still take them.

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    Never know at this point.
    chris

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    Hey Chris! Ha that is a great coincidence that you found the picture. How did your dad know Heinrich Severloh? On the picture, Severloh is the man on the far left.
    The man on the far right is Franz Gockel. Franz Gockel has told after the war that he was among those who have stayed the longest on WN62 on the fateful day. But later, another veteran stated that quite early in the afternoon, the machinegun-position of Gockel (he had an old water-cooled machinegun) that had a corrugated sheet on it, was directly hit by a big shell. So in fact, Gockels statemet cannot be true. He must have left earlier. But who would blame him....

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    My father was the superintendent of the US Normandy cemetery so he probably met him during his 20 years there for some type of function.
    I had the chance to meet Franz Gockel many times in Normandy,he was in Normandy very often and the locals knew him very well.
    chris

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