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Stories of Normandy

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Read stories of the citizen soldiers that bravely fought for freedom in World War II. Have a story to share? Submit it here.

The D-Day Pilot and Flight Nurse

By Stephen P. Pedone, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret. Late on the evening of 5 June, 1944, two brave young Americans among many were poised for...
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Flight Lieutenant Don Lewis

Provided by Pat Lewis-Bodilly, son of Don Lewis, C-47 pilot based at RAF Broadwell, England with 512 Squadron Just before midnight on the 5th of...
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James H. “Pee Wee” Martin

101st Airborne Division – 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment – 3rd Battalion / G Company D-Day / Market Garden / Bastogne / Berchtesgaden – 1942 –...
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Flight Officer Charles E. Skidmore, Jr.

Compiled from the memoir of Flight Officer Charles E. Skidmore, Jr., Glider pilot with the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group. Charles (Chuck)...
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Lt Col Gordon K. Smith

By Jil Launay Gordon K. Smith was my father… Gordon K. Smith joined the United States Army in 1938. As a 2nd Lieutenant, he was...
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