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Commemorative book written to celebrate the 90th anniversary of
the historic flight by Capitaine de Corvette Richard E Byrd and his team
towards France aboard the Fokker Trimoetur Monoplane ‘America’
Payment by cheque in Euros made payable to ‘Association America-Gold Beach’ posted to the Centre Saint- Exupéry, 2 Place de l’Amiral Byrd, 14114, Ver Sur Mer, Normandie, FRANCE
We also accept payments by PayPal at the email@example.com
4th December 2017 - Due to illness, the museum is now closed until 1 April 2018 except for pre-booked group visits.
12th May 2017 - June 2017 ceremonies added.
11th May 2017 - Click here to see short video of museum
(French and Spanish, English subtitles.)
27th March 2017 - Passionnés depuis trente ans par l'histoire de l'« America », le conservateur du musée Jean-Pierre Dupont et son épouse Nany préparent un week-end de festivités pour célébrer le 90e anniversaire de l'amerrissage forcé du Fokker. |
Text and image Ouest-France March 2017
20th February 2017 - visit the museum to see a 1927 film of the ditching of the AMERICA, with commentaries in English, French or German.
17th February 2017 - opening hours clarified.
25th February 2016 - slight change to opening hours for 2016.
27th March 2016 - times of June 2016 ceremonies published.
Follow the links at left.
5th April 2016 - new exhibition about RHINO FERRIES by Major Edwin Hunt MVO. Visit the museum to see it!
5th April 2016 - new film about the ditching of the AMERICA. Visit the museum to see it!
5th May 2016 - times of June 2016 ceremonies changed, slightly.
19th May 2016 - poster for June ceremonies below (only in French, sorry!)
The AMERICA-GOLD BEACH museum is situated in the centre of Ver sur Mer, next door to the town hall. It commemorates two momentous 20th century events that took place her in Ver sur Mer.
In 1927, the first mail-carrying flight from the USA to Europe crash-landed in the sea off Ver sur Mer. The aircraft, piloted by Commander Robert BYRD, was called the AMERICA.
On 6th June 1944, elements of the British 50th Infantry division and supporting armour landed here, as part of operation OVERLORD, on the beach known since that day as GOLD BEACH.