0533 hrs (approx)

⁃    Flight 1A of the Calgary Tanks (TLCs 4, 5 and 6) lands on White Beach.

⁃    TLC 4 (No. 126) lands and unloads Backer, Bolster and Burns. TLC 4, heavily shelled as it pulls away from the beach, begins to sink.

⁃    TLC 5 (No. 121) lands its three tanks, Buttercup, Blossom and Bluebell, however, mortar and artillery fire kills the naval crew and sets the landing craft on fire in front of the casino.

⁃    TLC 6 (No. 163) tried to land three times and each time, a helmsman is killed. On its fourth attempt to land, TLC 6 uses the sinking TLC 1 for cover and lands its tanks, Bob, Bert and Bill. The crew on TLC 6 ties a rope to TLC 1 and tries to tow it out to sea, but shellfire cuts the rope. TLC 6 withdraws from the beach.

The Dieppe beach overlooking White Beach and east towards the jetty and Red Beach. Rob Alexander photo.


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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