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Remembering D Day


Today, Geeky KOOL take time to pause and remember the Invasion of Normandy with D Day. It was June 6, 1944.  The allies joined together for a huge invasion of German occupied Normandy and Europe.  Around 2,500 allied soldiers died during the invasion.  Another 7,500 allied soldiers were injured on that day.  To all the men and women who served our nation during World War II, we honor you.

 The operation, planned by a team under Lieutenant-General Frederick Morgan, was the largest amphibious invasion in world history and was executed by land, sea, and air elements under direct British command with over 160,000[6] troops landing on 6 June 1944, 73,000 American troops, 61,715 British and 21,400 Canadian[7]. 195,700[8] Allied naval andmerchant navy personnel in over 5,000[6] ships were involved. The invasion required the transport of soldiers and material from the United Kingdom by troop-laden aircraft and ships, the assault landings, air support, naval interdiction of the English Channel and naval fire-support. The landings took place along a 50-mile (80 km) stretch of the Normandy coast divided into five sectors: UtahOmahaGold,Juno, and Sword.  (Wikipedia)

 

 

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