Tag Archives: Bill Sullivan

Normandy 2016 Day 8 – On tour with Bill Sullivan’s family

Day 08 – Friday 3rd June Remembering Bill Sullivan An early morning start saw us headed off to Ste Mere Église – or rather the farm complex just to the East at La Fiere to meet up with Elizabeth Sullivan (wife of Veteran Bill Sullivan) & her niece, Denise. Unfortunately, Bill has succumbed to Alzheimer’s […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#05 Tuesday 3rd June

At La Fiere A reasonably early start saw us arriving at the Sullivan family accommodation at La Fiere which is on the banks of the river Merderet which is a key battle in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division Elizabeth, Bill’s wife had found some old wartime photos of Bill that she brought out […]

Normandy June 2014 – Day#04 Monday 2nd June

German Military Cemetery at Marigny Initially, we’d planned to use this day checking out again Ray Elledge’s crash site where we would have dug up some of the metal. However, as this had now been confirmed as not a crash site, we decided to do something different and decided to head off to Coutances as […]

Normandy 2013 – Day#10 Monday 10th June

A PoW’s  journey You’ll recall that last year we met Bill Sullivan & his wife, Elizabeth, who, whilst not one of the “MenInTheShed”, gave me (via Morris Sheppard’s son, Jim) lots of information of the time when he was “on the run” with Morris, allowing us to re-find the places they’d been, I was proud to […]

Normandy tour 2013

Normandy… And so it came to pass, in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Thirteen, that our heroes did decide that the time had come to once again embark on their quest to quaff ales and wines from far and near, to eat food that they were not sure of and to boldly go […]

Bill Sullivan in 2012 at Sainte Mère Église

I have been sent this photograph of Bill Sullivan on 2nd June 2012 when he visited Sainte Mère Église as part of his annual trip to Normandy. In the photograph with him is Jean Paul Mandier who kindly provided the photograph – thanks JeanPaul Bill wasn’t one of “The Men in the Shed”, but he […]

Day 7: 6th June

Swapping history Before we could set off from Bayeux to meet Bill & Elizabeth Sullivan, we’d arranged to meet up with Stéphane Jacquet who is the curator of the museum at Tilly sur Seulles, just South of Bayeux. Stéphane and I had made contact through a Facebook group interested in the 6th Guards Tank Brigade […]

Day 6: 5th June

This was quite a busy day, covering Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 and then on the trail of Ray Elledge and Francis Gillespie with some “Calvados hunting” in between. Operation EPSOM, the “Scottish Corridor” and Hill 112 Last year, we had visited the “shoulder” of the Operation EPSOM battlefield when we took a look around Rauray & […]