September 19, 20, 21, 2003
Conneaut, Ohio

A reenactment of the assault at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, June 6, 1944 organized by John Keaton and sponsored by the Conneaut Chamber of Commerce. This year's event had 250 "Allied" and 65 "German" reenactors from as far away as Oklahoma. On scene this year were a BBC / History Channel film crew making a documentary for the 60th anniversary of D-Day next summer. Hundreds of spectators came to see the two battles on Saturday and view the Allied and German encampments and historical displays. Three landing craft from the U.S. Naval Reserve in Cleveland and Buffalo brought the Allies on shore. Several World War II aircraft flew overhead, including a P-51 Mustang which entertained everyone with tree-top dives along the beach. The weather was incredibly good considering Hurricane Isabel came through the area only the day before.

Allied Camp

Beach Area and German Positions

Beach Assault