68th Anniversary Of D-Day

American troops and supply vehicles splash ashore on the French coast during the D-Day invasion, in the wake of long lines of soldiers already moving inland (visible in the distance) on June 6, 1944. (Associated Press / News Tribune files)

Today, June 6, 2012, is the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on the coast of Normandy, France, during World War II. Here’s an image of that day’s News-Tribune front page; click on the photo for a larger view:

Here are some more AP photos of D-Day, from the News Tribune files:

In this June 5, 1944 file photo, Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower gives the order of the day – “full victory – nothing else” – to paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division at the Royal Air Force Base in Greenham Common, England, three hours before the men boarded their planes to participate in the first assault wave of the D-Day invasion of Europe. (Associated Press / News tribune files)


In this June 6, 1944, file photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. paratroopers fix their static lines before a jump before dawn over Normandy on D- Day. (AP Photo/Army Signal Corps/News Tribune files)


U.S. troops wade ashore to a Normandy beach from a landing craft on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (Associated Press / News Tribune files)


American soldiers landing on D-Day left this memorial to a fallen comrade on the Normandy coast on June 6, 1944. (Associated Press / News Tribune files)


For much more historical information about D-Day, check out this website created by the U.S. Army.

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  1. Dave

    Paratrooper above Eisenhower’s hand is William E. Hayes from Fargo.
    He passed away a few years ago, good guy with a lot of stories.

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