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The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.


The amphibious landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombardment and an Airborne Assault—the landing of 24,000 US, British, and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight.


That means 75 years ago the airborne troops were making their way to their drop zones while the men aboard ship were getting ready to disembark and load their landing craft


The Greatest Generation about to invade Fortress Europe

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Dad was in the 82nd Airborne for that excursion.  Having toured North Africa and Italy at government expense before that.


Salute to those brave service men and women of the Allied forces!


Good luck, GJ


Photo from a Paris photographer's studio, about Feb 1945


Glenn Coles paris studio small.jpg

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