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Andrew Jackson Higgins

‘The man who won the war for us’


A post for Gerald 👍🏻


(The Higgins Boat monument at Utah Beach).


Did you know?


One of the most important components of D-Day was a boat? One designed by a Columbus, Nebraska native?



The Higgins Boat. Getting off of one in the first several waves of troops in D-Day, especially at Omaha Beach, likely would have resulted in casualties.


However, its arguable the Higgins Boat, designed and produced by a Columbus, Nebraska native, could be one of the most instrumental components of the D-Day landings.

Andrew Jackson Higgins, born in Columbus. We celebrate the Heroes.


(Exiting a Higgins Boat on Utah Beach).

(Utah Beach looking East, D-Day)

(Utah Beach looking East, 2019)





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