1944 - 1945
The major part of the American assault force which landed on the shores of France 6 June 1944, was launched from the Weymouth and Portland Harbors. From 6 June 1944 to 7 May 1945, 517,818 troops and 144,093 vehicles embarked from these harbors, many of these troops left Weymouth Pier.
The remainder of the troops and all vehicles passed through Weymouth en route to Portland points of embarkation.
Presented by the 14th Major Port, U.S. Army.
Erected: 3 December 1947
Plaque Colour: Bronze
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Location: Weymouth D-day Port Memorial - The Esplanade
District Council: Weymouth and Portland Borough Council