Fw: D-Day Normandy Tribute - June 6th 1944
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-----Original message-----From: "Bix, Christa" <ChristaB@...>
To: Gary Daniel <trooperdaniel62@...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 6, 2012 20:25:39 GMT+00:00
Subject: RE: D-Day Normandy Tribute - June 6th 1944
Very cool Gary, Thanks we should all be reminded
If it wasn't for this my family would not exist at all. No...they are not all like me!
Could someone forward to Mike and Mosterts and anyone else who might need a reminder of why they are here and not goose stepping for after school activities...or for that matter...school activities.
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on which lands near Caen and some 12,000 paratroopers of the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions which are dropped on the Cotentin peninsula. These forces are supported by 1,213 warships, including 7 battleships and 23 cruisers, 1,600 auxiliary ships, and 4,126 landing craft, as well as massive British and American air support, which fly’s 14,674 sorties that day. Opposing them in their bunkers and on the beaches are 5 German infantry divisions with about 50,000 men and 100 tanks and assault guns. Despite some heavy casualties, especially by the American’s on Omaha Beach, the German defenders, stunned and surprised by the massive onslaught, are progressively overwhelmed, and most of the allied objectives are reached and secured by nightfall. There is very little opposition from the Luftwaffe or Kriegsmarine.