Thursday, June 6, 2013

Meanwhile, 69 years later...

“We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit.” ~ General George S. Patton, Jr

It's the largest seaborne invasion in history.

The invasion's code name was Operation Overlord.

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

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Thank you for your sacrifices,
Richard H. Nebe Jr.

"never apologize for being patriotic" - Toby Keith

1 comment:

Spankee said...

Not sure if you've been there or not, but the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA is pretty neat. We went there for the 65th anniversary with my wife's two grandfathers (one was on the beach that day, and the other was flying bombers). It'd be a nice bike ride on Rt 460, too.