Remembering D-Day June 6, 1944

Today in history, we remember D-Day, June 6, 1944, the opening salvo of Operation Overlord launched by the Western Allies to invade northern France with the ultimate goal of overthrowing Hitler and the Nazis.  Five beaches – Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword, and Utah, were the invasion points for the amphibious forces with additional airborne units landing behind the beaches with the goal to disrupt reinforcements and capture various objectives.

Casualty estimates were over 10,000 Allied, including 4,414 confirmed dead and between 4,000 – 9,000 Axis casualties.

 

 

 

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