Operation Tiger was an eight days long general repetition for D-Day, which took place in 1944. During this operation, 749 American soldiers lost their life as result of blunders and a German assault with E-Boats.
The memorial displays the following text:
This American Sherman DD tank is a silent witness of the disaster of operation Tiger. Next to the tank stands a memorial stone with the following text:
"THIS AMERICAN TANK TOOK PART OF THE D-DAY PRACTICE LANDINGS AT SLAPTON BEACH IN 1944 WHERE IT WAS AT SEA AND THERE REMAINED UNTIL ITS RECOVERY IN 1984
IT STANDS AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE AMERICAN LIVES LOST DURING THE COURSE OF THE D-DAY PRACTICE LANDINGS AT SLAPTON BEACH IN 1944. THEIR SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN. BE THEY EVER IN PEACE"
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