June 6th, 1944: D-Day Landings in Pictures

Breitbart | 6/6/1944 | Staff
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(Associated Press) — The D-Day invasion that helped change the course of World War II was unprecedented in scale and audacity.

As veterans and world leaders commemorate the 75th anniversary of the operation, here’s a look at some details of D-Day:

Allied - Troops - Normandy - June - United

Nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Of those 73,000 were from the United States, 83,000 from Britain, and Canada.

They faced some 50,000 German forces.

Allied - Soldiers - Sailors - Pilots - Medics

More than 2 million Allied soldiers, sailors, pilots, medics and other people from a dozen countries were involved in the overall Operation Overlord, the battle to wrest western France from Nazi control that started on D-Day.

The sea landings started at 6:30 a.m. local time, targeting five code-named beaches, one after the other: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword, Juno.

Operation - Actions - Inland

The operation also included actions inland,...
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