This Day in WWII: D-Day
On this very day in 1944, the Normandy Landings commenced. Known as the beginning of the end of WWII, it was on this momentous day that Britain, Canada and the United States of America joined forces in France to invade and conquer the Germans. Also known as Operation Overlord, the land, air and sea attacks were coordinated by the British Lt. General Frederick Morgan with the American General, Dwight D. Eisenhower chosen as the Supreme Allied Commander to lead the Allied forces into Normandy in an operation that would spread across Europe into Germany. An excess of 2,800,00 Allied soldiers boarded more than 10,000 planes and thousands of vessels, with each group assigned different points of invasion of which U.S. forces were to land and fight on the beaches of Omaha and Utah. Forever remembered as the day which began the end, June 6 1944 is a date which Cockpit USA will always regard with respect and honor.