On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. More than 9,000 Allied troops were either killed or wounded during the offensive, but the eventual victory signaled the beginning of the end for Hitler and the German Army.
Follow the links below to read more about D-Day, as well as first-hand accounts of the invasion.
American Legion National Commander Fang Wong is in Normandy this week for activities surrounding the D-Day anniversary. Click on the links to read about his trip.