Remembering the 6 June 1944 D-Day Landings at Normandy

For this Anniversary,  please see these two previous 2013 and 2014 Chicago Boyz columns on D-DAY —

History Friday — Books to Read for the D-Day 70th Anniversary

June 6th, 2014

Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, rush toward the shelter of amphibious tanks at the water’s edge of Easy Red sector, Omaha Beach, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Left and right in the foreground are M4 Sherman tanks with wading equipment. The troops in the photo, expecting weak defenses, are loaded down with food and equipment for several days of combat. Most of which was discarded on the beach in their desperate fight for survival. Source: Britannica Online for Kids,

and also —

Royal Air Force at Omaha Beach

6th June 2013

A pre-D-Day picture of a RAF Lightweight AMES Radar and crew landed on Omaha Beach
A pre D-Day picture of the RAF Lightweight AMES Radar and crew from the 21 BDS (Base Defence Sector) landed on Omaha Beach  Source: