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"Tomorrow is anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944" Topic

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Garde de Paris05 Jun 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Big day for the Allies on sea, in the air and on land.


Garde de Paris05 Jun 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Big day for the Allies on sea, in the air and on land.


Garde de Paris05 Jun 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

Big day for the Allies on sea, in the air and on land.


Choctaw05 Jun 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Yes, yes, yes.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

A good friend of mine is spending the week in Normandy, Lucky bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great War Ace Inactive Member05 Jun 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

A Day Early this year. You aced everyone out.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

A good friend of mine is spending the week in Normandy, Lucky bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Funny how times change. I doubt you would have said that seventy three years ago! wink

Norman D Landings Inactive Member05 Jun 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

He'll have to buy me dinner first.

Legion 405 Jun 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

Certainly one of the most important battles of the WWII Western ETO. Hope the media makes it a point to remember it. But there is a lot going on in the news/world. However, hopefully some at least will do a short piece on it.

Callsign 2105 Jun 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

Big day for the Germans, too!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 9:10 p.m. PST

Germans went to bed on June 5 and their western defenses were intact, nary an enemy around. By the next night, there were nine allied divisions in Normandy.


ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Yes, in just a few hours the Allies had breached the vaunted Atlantic Wall and were ashore for good. A day to remember.

Bismarck06 Jun 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

I thought a lot today. 73 years ago, my Dad and three great uncles were in England. One of the great uncles sat in the cockpit of a Waco glider tethered behind a C-47. The other two separately climbed aboard C-47s, one wearing the patch of the 82nd and the other the 101st. I remember Dad saying that the sky was black with airplanes so thick you could almost not see the sky. He was ordnance and came ashore several days later along with heavy equipment, recovery vehicles and the usual support vehicles and repair and maintenance equipment. Felt very proud and wished they were all still here so I could tell them in person. All four came home. Deepest respects and gratitude for all the brave men on that "Longest Day".

Whitestreak Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 7:34 p.m. PST

In the time between sunset June 5 and sunset June 10, my paternal grandfather, one of my paternal second cousins and two maternal second cousins were KIA. Two at Omaha, one at Utah and the fourth's body was found near the Meredet River.

Legion 407 Jun 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

My Father landed at D+10 as a replacement with the 90th ID. As an Infantry SGT. He was WIA'd in the Lorraine Campaign. It was just "lucky" he didn't make the landing.

My Mom made P-39 parts.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

It stories like these that not only binds us but honors the sacrifices. My own late dad landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. A tenuous connection to so many others here.

JimDuncanUK07 Jun 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

My uncle Bob was there, he served on a RAF rescue boat.

He spent most of his time fishing bodies out of the water.

ScoutJock07 Jun 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

My uncle Allen was flying interdiction behind the beaches on D Day in a P47 and took flak. Made it over the channel but had to ditch. Lacerated his leg getting out. Got picked up by a freighter going to Canada which was without a proper surgeon. By the time the ship reached Canada, gangrene had set in and he lost his leg. That effectively ended his flying career but listening to him tell stories helped plant the flying bug in me.

Haitiansoldier Inactive Member07 Jun 2017 7:56 p.m. PST

I would love to visit the battlefields. Both my grandparents were kids when D-Day occurred, and remember hearing the news of it. I have been fascinated with Normandy ever since I watched Saving Private Ryan. Omaha Beach is my favourite of all D-Day beaches to read about.

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