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Rio Hato Part I

Rio Hato Part I

The most distant target to be struck was fifty miles away from the Canal Zone at the Rio Hato Military Base, where about 500 PDF soldiers of the 6th and 7th Companies were stationed. Noriega’s beach house was near the installation, and there were concerns that if he eluded capture near Panama City, he might […]

Pointe Du Hoc

Pointe Du Hoc

On 6 June 1944 the V Corps of U.S. First Army assaulted German coastal defenses  on a 6,000-yard stretch (“Omaha” Beach) between Vierville and Colleville.     Their aim was to establish, on D Day, a beachhead three to four miles deep extending from the Drôme River to the vicinity of Isigny. The attack was made by two divisions, the […]

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