These are some Canadians that have landed on Juno beach during d-day. Nearly 14,000 Canadians took part in the initial d day invasion. The Canadian achievements on d-day were remarkable, by the end of the day the 3rd Canadians division was well establish on its intermediate objectives and had progressed further inland than any of the allies.
Operation Overlord, (also known as D-Day), began on June 6, 1944, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.
Oscar winning actor Robert Montgomery (1904-1981), joined the U.S. Navy and served as Naval Attache on British destroyers hunting U-boats. He became a PT boat commander, and participated in the D-Day invasion on board a Destroyer. Montgomery served five years of active war duty, was awarded a Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the European Theater Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars, one Overseas Service Bar, and promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander.
08 Jun 44: The Normandy American Cemetery, overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel, is established as the first US cemetery in Europe during World War II. It will go on to hold the graves of more than 9,300 US servicemen who died in the D-Day invasion or subsequent missions. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0608&s=440608 #WWII