D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center

Attractions and places of interest

After the landings on the 6th June 1944, it was imperative that the Landing Beaches were linked up and Carentan and Saint-Côme-du-Mont were the focal point for the American troops to meet up between Utah and Omaha. American parachutists were engaged in fierce fighting with the German paratroopers who were ordered to defend these towns.

The D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center, is located in the heart of the parachute zone at Dead Man's Corner. The house was a former German command post and earned its nickname from the American tank which was blown up outside and its dead crew member. The Dead Man's Corner Museum is now home to many remnants of the combat. The objects collected are linked to individual soldiers and local history, and is the largest collection of its kind in the world. The museum also has a large collection of photographs and hundreds of hours of interviews with American Airborne veterans who were involved in the fighting at Carentan.

Take a look at our new D-Day guide and infographic to discover more about D-Day and the liberation of Normandy.


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