Special: 69 Year Anniversary of D-Day Invasion
By Matt O'Hern // June 6, 2013
MARKS TURNING POINT OF WORLD WAR 2
ABOVE VIDEO: President Reagan addresses a special group of World War 2 Veterans known as “The Boys of Pointe de Houc” at the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
Today marks the 69th anniversary of the U.S. and Allied invasion of Normandy in World War 2. The daring feat marked the first time an invading army had crossed the unpredictable, dangerous English Channel since 1688 .We invite you to take the time to consider the courageous sacrificed that was made by our soldiers in uniform.
- By water, a 5000 Vessel Armada transported over 150,000 men and nearly 30,000 vehicles across the channel.
- By plane, Six parachute regiments dropped 13,000 troops who ere flown in from nine British airfields in over 800 planes.
- More than 300 planes dropped 13,000 bombs over coastal Normandy immediately in advance of the invasion.
- By nightfall on June 6, more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were dead or wounded, but more than 100,000 had made it ashore,