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1944 Normandy, D-Day Diary, MoMM1c Clifford Lewis, USCG

EXCERPTS FROM WWII DIARY OF CLIFFORD W. LEWIS, MoMM 1/C, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Editor's note: The following are excerpts of a diary kept by Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class, Clifford W. Lewis, USCG, a crewman on board the Coast Guard-manned LCI(L)-94 of Flotilla 10, a Coast Guard amphibious assault unit that landed Allied troops during the invasions of Sicily, Salerno and Normandy and then in the Pacific Theatre. Here are excerpts of his diary describing what it was like before, during, and after the bloody assault at Normandy, France on 6 June, 1944.

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