Born in Galicia, he emigrated to the US in 1934 and was called up in 1942

The story of Adolfo Fernández, a Spaniard who participated in the Normandy Landings

Although Spain was a neutral country during World War II, there were Spaniards who fought on both sides.

An excellent report on Manuel Otero, the Spaniard who fell in the Normandy landings
Maisy: the German Normandy battery that was mysteriously buried by the US

Some of them fought in the ranks of the United States Army. In recent years we have seen here the excellent videos of Tropa Guripa channel (to which I encourage you to subscribe if you are interested in history and military reenactment) about Manuel Otero, who fell in the Normandy landings on Omaha beach on June 6, 1944, and Andrés Pereiro, who also fought in the Battle of Normandy and who died in combat in Brittany (France) on September 1, 1944.

Yesterday, coinciding with the 79th anniversary of D-Day, Tropa Guripa published a new video telling the story of another Spaniard who participated in that battle, Adolfo Fernández Fernández. Like Manuel Otero and Andrés Pereiro, Adolfo was born in Galicia in 1911, and emigrated to the United States in 1934, seeking a better life.

Once in the US, Adolfo was called up in October 1942, during World War II, and once in the Army he applied for US citizenship. He participated in the famous landing as a member of the 517th Port Battalion, one of the units in charge of disembarking vital supplies for the success of the Allied western offensive. Unlike Manuel and Andrés, although he was injured during the war, Adolfo survived the war and ended up returning, already old, to his homeland. You can see his story here (the video is in Spanish but has English subtitles, you can activate them in the bottom bar of the player):

I want to once again congratulate Óscar Galansky, the author of the Tropa Guripa channel, for the excellent research he does and for recovering these stories from oblivion.

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