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From Fowey Mayor Ruth Finlay:
"During 1943-1944, Fowey was a US Naval Advanced Amphibious Training sub base as well as a US Hospital Training base. On 16 May 1944 Commander Snell of the US Navy expressed his wish to leave a permanent memento of their stay in Fowey. A memorial shelter was built, just above the beach and contains a brass memorial plaque from the US Navy."



  • Arthur Snell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander | 446th Bomb Group


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 13:58:32 U.S. Embassy-London Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and person associations

This entry was collected by the United States Embassy in 2019 as part of a campaign to remember the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy (D-Day). Personal stories from veterans and members of the British public were collected to celebrate the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.