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Aerial photograph of Utah beach during the Normandy Invasion. June 6, 1944.

Aerial photograph of Utah beach during the Normandy Invasion. June 6, 1944. [990x763]

Aerial view of American troops and landing craft going ashore in the initial minutes of the invasion of Utah Beach on D-Day.

The fields of Northern France are littered with gliders as the Douglas C 47s that towed them there leave the area.

The fields of Northern France with gliders as the Douglas C that towed them there leave the area. Amazing, Historic Images Of Allied Troops Storming The Beaches Of Normandy On D-Day

21 Incredibly Rare Photos From The Past

21 Incredibly Rare Photos From The Past

A pilot jumps from his burning plane. For many pilots the horror of being burned alive in a plane was their greatest fear. Some carried a side arm to finish themselves off. Many simply free-fell to their death.None of the pilots on any of the sides wore parachutes. Parachutes had been invented, but the high commands of the belligerent nations believed that they would destroy the “fighting spirit” of pilots. Of course the high command never flew any planes!

A German pilot plummets as his Albatross fighter goes down in flames. Most pilots did not wear parachutes and chose to plunge to their deaths rather than burn in their planes.

May 6, 1944. Normandy Beach. German troops scatter as Lt. Albert Lanker flies fast and low over the beach in a F-5 Lightning “Outlaw.” Lanker’s job was to photograph beach obstructions for use by planners of the D-Day invasion. It was only his third mission.

Normandy Beach, May German troops scatter as Lt. Albert Lanker flies fast and low over the beach in a Lightning “Outlaw.” Lanker’s job was to photograph beach obstructions for use by planners of the D-Day invasion. It was only his third mission.

World War II history gallery British troops land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, the beginning of the Allied invasion of France to establish a second front against German forces in Europe. Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.

GO ou SW-B - World War II history gallery British troops land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, the beginning of the Allied invasion of France to establish a second front against German forces in Europe.

On this day 6th June, 1944 The Battle of Normandy began. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commenced with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France to liberate Western Europe from German occupation. The allied soldiers quickly broke through the Atlantic Wall and pushed inland in the larges amphibious military operation in history. We will always remember them

Today marks the anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. Thanks going out to all World War II soldiers whether you were in Normandy or not!

'Into the Jaws of Death...' - U.S. Soldiers Landing at Normandy on D Day

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June www.mil/d-day

This is a picture of the forces that invade normandy, the picture is taken probably form a battleship, and the smaller boats carried the infantry who stormed the beach

Adrienne's Corner: Normandy Landings - June 1944 (D-Day). More D-Day photos in remembrance of today- these.

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