On D-Day Sub-Lieutenant “Jimmy” Green RNVR was a 22 year old First Officer in the Royal Navy’s 551st LCA Flotilla.

He led six Royal Navy LCAs carrying A Company of the US Army’s 116th Regiment from their ‘parent ship’ SS Empire Javelin to land on Omaha Beach. Jimmy’s orders were to land the soldiers on Omaha Beach at H-hour – 6.30am, the very start of the D-Day landings – and he got them there exactly on time at the correct spot.

Nineteen of the Americans soldiers carried by his flotilla were all from one small town in Virginia and, for the most tragic of reasons, those men would later become known as “The Bedford Boys”.

Jimmy Green died in 2016 aged 94.

Jimmy Green
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Sub-Lieutenant “Jimmy” Green RNVR led six Royal Navy LCAs carrying A Company of the US Army’s 116th Regiment from their ‘parent ship’ SS Empire Javelin to land on Omaha Beach.

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