Exercise Tiger Service

When:
April 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
2017-04-23T13:00:00-04:00
2017-04-23T13:15:00-04:00
Where:
Fort Rodman
1000 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc.
(508) 994-3938
Exercise Tiger Service @ Fort Rodman | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

The Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. presents the annual observance of the soldiers and sailors lost during Exercise Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon, England April 28, 1944. The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger, was a disaster on a grand scale with the loss of life greater than the actual invasion of Normandy just months later. In total, 749 servicemen (551 United States Army and 198 United States Navy) were killed during Exercise Tiger. British reenactors will be present for the service. Coffee and pastries will be served in the Military Museum after the service.

The Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. is committed to assisting in the restoration, preservation and perpetuation of Fort Rodman and its surroundings and demonstrating how this fort is representative of the development of coastal fortifications from the Revolutionary period though the mid 20th century. The Association also is dedicated to preserve the memory and legacy of our area veterans and their service to our nation. The Fort Taber Fort Rodman Military Museum opened in August 2004 and is open daily from 1:00PM to 4:00PM (closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Easter days).