Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Rising Sun pub, 1944

In 1944 the US Army's 339th Harbor Craft Company was stationed in port of Plymouth, in Devon, England. I haven't searched for the company's historic record, but I do know that a 339th member, David Stein, was there June 6 to September 25, 1944. The company was training and assembling/transporting barges for the upcoming Normandy invasion.

At some point someone from the company took a trip to Torpoint in nearby Cornwall. He snapped the below photo of some English kids in front of The Rising Sun pub. Thank you to Christian of Remember September 44 in the Netherlands who sent me the photo. I looked up the pub's name on Google, and was happy to see the place is still in business.

Rising Sun: The Green, Kingsand, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1NH. Photo courtesy of Google Streetview.

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