Maps vs Aerial Photos, both serve to give you
a better understanding of why this site is so
difficult. Changes of 100 feet over a short
distance occur at several locations. Steep,
brush and leaf covered rocky slopes make
knee and elbow pads a MUST have, especially
for anyone who seeks to go Airborne, Ranger,
Pathfinder for the Allied Command.
Here are some recent Low Level Photos of a
number of the key locations of the field, courtesy
of the Allied Command.
210 Area looking back towards main part of
field and beyond that the camping/vendor area.
Sat Image showing entire property, including newly
added 30 acrea area NW of UTAH Beach with key
View from UTAH Beach looking South towards Causeway,
Ste mere Eglise and German Airfield. Note road entering
woodline is road which leads to Ste mere Eglise, road to
right leads to Causeway. Woods to right of blue/red bus
slope upwards, whereas woods to right of bus slope downward
to valley floor where Ste mere Eglise is situated.
Closeup look at German held portion of UTAH Beach. NEW
German two story tower (not shown) is situated slightly behind
as well as at a higher elevation than two main concrete gun
Western edge of 210 Area looking east towards main portion
of field. Note steep valleys as well as uphill terrain which leads
from pond in foreground up towards 'indian lands,' then to Caen
and finally camping area off in the in distance.