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)