Saturday, June 6, 2009

June 6, 1944 A Day To Remember

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

Photos From the Front

A collection of U.S. Army photography from the build up of troops in England, to the beaches and airborne landings in France.
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U.S. Army Divisions in the Normandy Campaign

A listing of the American Divisions involved in the Normandy Campaign and contact information for their active divisions and retiree associations.
View the DivisionsView the D-Day American Assault ForcesView the Allied Order of Battle for the Normandy Campaign

D-Day Beaches

Descriptions and maps of the Normandy beachheads the Allies invaded.
View the Invasion Descriptions

General Eisenhower's Message

Both text and the actual reading (.mp3) are provided of General Eisenhower's Message.
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WWII Poster Gallery

A selection of World War II posters available in high resolution to download.
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A collection of news articles related to the D-Day invasion at Normandy.
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