D Day Utah Beach signed by survivor Herbert Moore Framed Photograph by Century Concept International
Item Number: CC1415
Utah Beach was the code name for the right flank, or westernmost, of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, as part of Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944. One of the men who fought that day was Herbert E. Moore. Moore was born in 1910 and was drafted at the age of 30. He did basis training at Fort Belvoir VA and did additional training in Memphis TN, Austin TX and Slacks NY before heading overseas on the Queen Mary. Moore was stationed at Mary Pickfords Mansion on the Thames River as part of the 962 Engineers. On D-Day, Moore and his team were in the first wave of troops to land on Utah Beach. The landing was planned in four waves, the first consisting of 20 Higgins boats and 32 men. Moore and his team arrived at the line of departure on time and all 20 craft were dispatched abreast. When the boats were 300-400 yards from the beach, the assult company commanders fired special smoke projectors to signal the lifting of naval support craft fire. Almost exactly at H Hour the assult craft lowered their ramps and 600 men waded through waist deep water for the last 100 or more yards to the beach. Bridadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr, assistant commander of the 4th Division, coordinated the attack. Within hours, the beachhead was secured. D-Day was a successful attack for the United States, but it was at the cost of some of Moore's men, they lost 13 of 32 that day. Moore continued to fight and stayed in Europe until the end of World War II. After the War, he returned to Missouri, where he still lives and recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Print is personally signed by Herbert Moore and is matted to include an M1 Garand 30cal bullet. Certificate of Authenticity included.