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Orglandes, France

Orglandes is a commune in Northwestern France in the Manche department in Normandy. Located 6 miles west of St. Mère Église, Orglandes is the site of a German war cemetery where over 10,000 German soldiers were interred following D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Orglandes was liberated by the 9th and 90th Infantry Divisions on June 17th, 1944. After landing on Utah Beach on June 26, 1944, the 347th Ordnance Depot Company's first destination was Orglandes where they were ordered to set up operations by the next morning. The company set up their first depot on the continent there in an apple orchard. Parts of the romanesque Church of Notre-Dame at the center of Orglandes date back to the 15th century.