64th Anniversary of D-Day: June 6th, 1944

Started by Timothy, June 06, 2008, 04:40:09 pm

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Timothy

June 06, 2008, 04:40:09 pm Last Edit: June 06, 2008, 04:47:10 pm by Timothy
Sometimes we get so busy dates pass without much notice. I just thought I'd send a little something out about this amazing day in History. I was in Normandie for the 60th Anniversary and it is amazing how grateful the French living in that area still are.

11,590 aircraft were available to support the landings. On D-Day, Allied aircraft flew 14,674 sorties, and 127 aircraft were lost.

In the airborne landings on both flanks of the beaches, 2395 aircraft and 867 gliders of the RAF and USAAF were used.

Several US Navy destroyers, without orders or shore observers available, sailed to within only a few hundred yards of the BEACH, risking running aground to provide 5-inch direct fire at any German targets they could see.

U.S. casualties for June 6th alone are estimated at:

1465 dead
3184 wounded
1928 missing

More Pictures:
http://todayspictures.slate.com/20080606/?GT1=38001





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