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Local veteran, Gerry Isherwood, served on various ocean-going minesweepers throughout the war and was part of a force that cleared mines off Omaha Beach prior to the Allied invasion of June 6th, 1944.

Gerry also witnessed the tragic events at Slapton Sands, where US landing craft on a D Day training exercise were attacked by German E Boats, resulting in the loss of over 700 lives. Gerry’s war required nerves of steel, as German mines were notoriously unpredictable and deadly.

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