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Point du Hoe or Point du Hoc?
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What is the correct name of the 2d Ranger Battalion's landing point at D-Day, Pointe du Hoe or Pointe du Hoc?

Both place names appear in print and are in a sense correct. The confusion arises because the local name for the area, Pointe du Hoc, is an old Norman name while the Parisian French spelling is Pointe du Hoe.

For information on the unit's operations at Normandy, see Pointe du Hoe, 2d Ranger Battalion, 6 June 1944, extracted from Small Unit Actions, part of the American Forces in Action series


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Last updated 3 October 2003