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World War II: D-DAY

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Help the D-Day Squadron Make History

Join the D-Day Squadron and bring a fleet of American C-47s to the skies over Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Honor the sacrifice of the citizen soldiers whose bravery sparked the end of World War II.

Operation Overlord

D-Day: June 6, 1944

D-Day was the first day of the Allied invasion into Nazi occupied France, when troops from the United States, Great Brittan and Canada simultaneously landed on the shores of five separate beaches in the Normandy region of northern France. The path to victory had been in the making for two years, and on that day, citizen soldiers by air, land and sea changed the course of history.  Read more…

Significance

Remembrances of D-Day still elicit a strong emotional effect, even though many decades have passed. The memory of those veterans, heading into certain danger, reminds us that average people – citizen soldiers – risked everything to help bring an end to World War II. Their contribution to the free world we live in today should be cherished now and into the future. Read more…

Historic Photo Archive

See D-Day from the citizen soldier’s perspective in these vintage photos taken on June 6, 1944.
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We need you

As time marches forward, fewer D-Day veterans remain with us. The D-Day Squadron believes in the importance of remembrance and education to ensure the memory of these brave soldiers – and the significance of World War II – is fully appreciated for generations to come. Donor support is crucial to this effort. Funds raised will be used for the safe passage of the American C-47 fleet to France.