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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Sainte-Mère-Église Window TB02

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Monday, 19 August 2013
Texas, United States
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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Photos in the travel bug logs are appreciated.  I will be re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


Sainte-Mère-Église is a small community in Normandy,France. The town was founded in 1080-82. It was significantly involved in the Hundred Years' War as well as the Wars of Religion. More recently, the town's claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the World War II Normandy landings because the village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches.

In the early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion. The early landings on the town resulted in heavy casualties for the paratroopers. Some buildings in town were on fire that night, and they illuminated the sky, making easy targets of the descending men. Many hanging from trees and utility poles were shot before they could cut loose.

A famous incident involved paratrooper John Steele, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. He hung there limply for two hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. Steele later escaped from the Germans and rejoined his division. In commemoration, the town still maintains a dummy paratrooper hanging from a church spire. Moreover, a large stained-glass window was replaced with images of paratroopers descending. This TB is made from my photo of that window in October 2012.

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Tracking History (24897.1mi) View Map

Mark Missing 05/01/2018 clcampen marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 04/07/2018 Tink1914 placed it in His Keep Memorial Washington - 2.21 miles  Visit Log

Out with Bugs59 doing the Planet game. TFTH TFTCSL 😉

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/07/2018 Tink1914 retrieved it from Champs TB Lookout Washington   Visit Log

Will move this on its journey.

Dropped Off 04/06/2018 GeoFootstomper placed it in Champs TB Lookout Washington - 25.26 miles  Visit Log

Time to drop this one.

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Retrieve It from a Cache 04/04/2018 GeoFootstomper retrieved it from Geocaching Headquarters Washington   Visit Log

Grabbed this one today. Going to Alaska with me.

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Dropped Off 04/04/2018 gearguru placed it in Geocaching Headquarters Washington - 2.8 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 04/03/2018 gearguru retrieved it from Seattle KenKen Washington   Visit Log

Picked this up while out cacheing with a group of Lackeys, I will move it to the Geocaching HQ cache.

Discovered It 03/30/2018 Bike Bedouin discovered it Washington   Visit Log

Lovely spot.

Dropped Off 03/27/2018 Gulliver_Snip placed it in Seattle KenKen Washington - 11.92 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2018 Gulliver_Snip took it to Walk in the Park, You Can Count On It Washington - .73 miles  Visit Log
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