Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water. (Photo by Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. * Assistant Division Commander/4th Infantry Division (Only General Officer to land on the Beach on D-Day in the first wave and the oldest soldier in the invasion) Selected to Command the 90th Infantry Division as a Major General but died of natural causes before the selection was announced and published in General Orders.
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. The spirit of the American Soldier: this beachhead is secure. Fellow Soldiers erected this monument to an American Soldier somewhere on the shell-blasted coast of Normandy. www.army.mil/d-day
On June 6, 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified, 50-mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D-Day. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe. Here you have some of the best infographics on the Normandy landings through the courtesy of their graphic designers. Each infographic has a link to the source opriginal. This…
Normandy Invasion, June 1944: A Coast Guard manned LST approaches the Normandy coast on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. Note small radar antenna on the LST's bridge, signalman using a blinker lamp, U.S. star markings on some truck covers, and the folded bicycle stowed atop the vehicle in the lower right.