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.

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Rampage on the River: Operation Dragoon

In August 1944, the Allies followed up the massive Normandy Invasion with another in southern…

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The M4 Sherman Vs. the German Panther

No Sherman could—on paper at least—stand up to a Panther, but the U.S. had the…

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Smashing Hitler’s Atlantic Wall

Nazi Germany spent many years (and a fortune) creating an invasion-proof barrier, only to have…

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Paratrooper Brawl at Carentan

The objective for the 101st airborne division after D Day was the capture of a…

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Hobart’s Funnies

Hobart’s Funnies were modified Churchill and Sherman tanks with odd-looking features used to support the…

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The Mighty Beau

One of the earliest multi-role aircraft of World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was always…

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Rangers Led the way at Zerf

A little-known battle at an important roadblock in Germany was the perfect assignment for the…

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Breakthrough at Sedan

The German concept of mobile warfare was conclusively proven when the Wehrmacht breached the French…

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Every man an Emperor

The First Canadian Parachute Battalion jumps to victory on D-Day June 6, 1944.

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Drama at the Klondike Aid Station

Father Francis L. Sampson risked his life to save others in Normandy and was recommended…