Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Remembering D Day 6/6/1944



Fifteen minutes after midnight on June 6th, 1944, The 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers and those of the 101st Airborne Divisionlanded east of Sainte-Mere-Eglise and immediately began marking the drop zone for large-scale airborne forces.  D Day had begun, five years into World War II.
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, occupied by German forces since June of 1940, was the strategic center of the Cherbourg peninsula. General Eisenhower was the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
This was the riskiest operation of the war and thus far among the boldest military
moves in American war history.
As you can read in the 2nd photo, 10,000 young men lost their lives.
 
 

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