Monday, August 16, 2010

519th HQ: Pitch & Pay House, Stoke Bishop

Chapter 6 of Longshore Soldiers discusses the 519th's time in the UK. In England the 519th Port Battalion had its headquarters in a suburb of Bristol. HQ company was based in Pitch & Pay House on Pitch & Pay Lane, Stoke Bishop. They arrived on April 11, 1944. On May 31 they left Bristol to join the Normandy invasion forces gathering at Bridgend, Wales..

The rear entrance.

Front yard.
Larry Botzon, a HQ member from Chicago, Illinois.

James Whitby and Dave Weaver were both members of the 304th Port Company, so I'm not sure why they were at HQ.

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