Men and Their Experiences

"At the Going-Down of the Sun..."


In this section, we have tried to pull together the names of all of the men that we can identify who were in the RAF and who landed at Omaha Beach. This story is about all the men from the various RAF units who began their mission to liberate France by landing through the Omaha Beach gateway.

However, we have split this section into two.

The first section contains the names of the men and. if they have written them, their experiences in the first Echelon of 21 BDS who landed on 6th June 1944 – D-Day.

The second section covers those men who landed at Omaha Beach on 7th June or later and made up the second and subsequent Echelons of 21 BDS.

Peter Best


This is a collection of personal accounts written by RAF and other allied forces personnel:

5 Responses

  1. Hi, my father, George Henry Sable, 1630916 was in Unit 15072 on one of the landings. My sister, Penelope Ann Ely, has been investigating his role and has used this website. Unfortunately I cannot load onto it, as she can, probably because I have to be recognised by the group and logged in. I have tried to do this, using the tiny ‘Log in’ button right at the bottom, bu it won’t allow me to, without a password. Please advise me how to do this. Thank you.

    1. Hi Carol,
      So sorry for not getting back to you sooner and thank you so much for contacting us. I am not sure why the log on does not work but would love to learn of your father’s story. Which part of the world are you? Incidentally, just last week, I was contacted by the son-in-law of John Moore who at 97 is I think the oldest survivor from 21 BDS veterans. It may be easy for you to use my e-mail address which is
      Again thanks and seasons greetings!

      1. Hi Peter

        Hope you don’t mind if I get in touch by your email address above too.

        I’m researching my grandfather (Robert Alfred Cox) who served in GCI Unit 15072 too and would have been part of the landings too.

        Not sure if this is part of 21 BDS veterans, but maybe you can put me in touch with Carol Wilson too, as looks like your exchange above was about 10 months ago.

        Thank you in advance

    2. Hi Carol
      If you pick this up, would be really interested in getting in contact too, as my grandfather (Robert Alfred Cox) also served in Unit 15072.
      I’m at the very beginning stages of trying to research everything and have so little knowledge. So anything you or your sister have managed to find out would be massively appreciated.
      Thank you

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