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World War II: D-DAY

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INTO FLIGHT ONCE MORE – THE D-DAY SQUADRON FILM

Join us in creating this film to show the journey of the D-Day Squadron who traveled across the Atlantic to honor the legacy of those who served. Click HERE.

 

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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