D-Day Anniversary

Photo by Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent

Photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent

Today is the anniversary of D-Day invasion of Normandy that occurred on June 6, 1944. Approx. 156,000 troops from the U.S., Britain and Canada planned and executed the largest seaborne invasion in history. A fantastic feat of organization of naval, armies and air forces made this invasion succeed.

Nothing that I could write would be enough to tell the story of this turning point of WWII. Instead, if you want to read more, start by reading D-Day article on Wikipedia. On the bottom of that page (and most Wikipedia pages) is a list of books for further reading. Also, tonight there is a 1- hour special on NBC at 8 p.m. and a 2-hour special on the History channel giving more details on D-Day.

Also, let us remember all those that died during the invasion. There were over 4,400 Allied troops that died and at least 8,000 wounded. There isn’t an accurate number of German causalities. The estimates range from 4,000 to 9,000.