Tag: D-Day

Code named Operation Overlord, the D-Day Invasion occurred on June 6, 1944, as elements of five Allied infantry and three Allied airborne divisions assaulted the Normandy coast of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Under the overall command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the landings on Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and Omaha beaches succeeded in establishing a foothold on the continent. Following an arduous campaign in Normandy and savage fighting across the German frontier, troops of the Western Allies met the Soviet Red Army, advancing from the East, and Nazi Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945.

  • Daily
  • WWII

U.S. Military Generals in World War II

Relatively few U.S. generals lost their lives in World War II.

  • Daily
  • Military History

U.S. Army Heritage Museum

More than a century of American military history.

  • Daily
  • WWII

Night of the Bloody Tiger: German Raid on a D-Day Exercise

A pre-invasion exercise at Slapton Sands went horribly wrong, and senior Allied commanders covered up…

  • Daily
  • WWII

Amazing Photography of Normandy: D-Day Plus 1 Year

A year after the Allied assault, the Normandy countryside still bore the scars of battle.

  • Daily
  • WWII

D-Day’s Concrete Fleet: Making the Mulberry Harbors

The Mulberry artificial harbors proved a logistical wonder along the beaches of Normandy.

  • Daily
  • WWII

Operation Dragoon: Second D-Day in Southern France

Operation Anvil-Dragoon put Allied troops ashore on the Mediterranean coast.

  • Daily
  • WWII

D-Day: Over Normandy: A New Drone’s Eye View of the Iconic Beachhead

Bill Belichick and the World War II Foundation tell stories of bravery and sacrifice on…

  • Daily
  • WWII

Nazi Blunders: Germany’s Biggest D-Day Mistakes

While the Allies' D-Day invasion didn't exactly go as planned, it went even worse for…

  • Daily
  • WWII

Bayonets In the Dark: Lieutenant Richard Winters at D-Day

How Richard 'Dick' Winters' Band of Brothers saved Utah Beach.

  • Daily
  • WWII

5 Compelling First-Hand Accounts From D-Day

A paratrooper, a beachmaster, a combat engineer, British commandos, and Vierville civilians all give their…