65 Years Ago: June 7, 1944: Allies begin sinking old ships off Normandy to form artificial “Mulberry” harbors to allow more supplies to be delivered. (Some Mulberries remain to this day – see picture).
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65 Years Ago: June 6, 1944: D-Day – Allies land on the beaches of Normandy. In the biggest amphibious operation in history, 155,000 troops invade Nazi-occupied France.
65 Years Ago: June 5, 1944: First combat mission flown with B-29 Superfortresses. US 20th Bomber Command sends 98 B-29s from India to bomb Japanese-held Bangkok.
65 Years Ago: June 4, 1944: German troops evacuate Rome as the Allies advance in Italy.
65 Years Ago: June 3, 1944: German troops evacuate Rome as the Allies advance in Italy.
To commemorate the coming 65th anniversary of D-Day, I will be starting something new on my blog. In addition to my usual weekly posts, every day I will make a short post entitled “Today in World War II History,” which will highlight events that happened 65 years ago. On September 1, which will mark the… Read more »