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thomashenry
06-05-2014, 08:07 PM
160,000 Men of the American, British & Canadian allied forces Participated in the Largest Invasion in the History of Mankind on Adolph Hitlers Europe. The Wholehearted & Sincere Services of these men contributed to the successful prosecution of World War II against those who sought to subjugate the civilized World. The Normandy landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history, with nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day, with 875,000 men disembarking by the end of June, Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

The beginning of the End for the Madmen of Western Europe Led by the Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D Eisenhower

Utah Beach
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach
Gold Beach
Juno Beach
Sword Beach

My Eternal Gratitude to these men----------THANK YOU, God Bless--------Never Forget

And a Special Thank you to a 20 Yr old T/Sgt in the 8th Army Air Force, who was a Top Turret Gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress who was part of the Aerial Bomb Bombardment of Normandy, My Dad, I can Never repay or thank him enough

keyboardworkout
06-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Friend sent me these pics from Le Havre airport this morning.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6992641&d=1402026322

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6992651&d=1402026326

The1973
06-05-2014, 10:44 PM
160,000 Men of the American, British & Canadian allied forces Participated in the Largest Invasion in the History of Mankind on Adolph Hitlers Europe. The Wholehearted & Sincere Services of these men contributed to the successful prosecution of World War II against those who sought to subjugate the civilized World. The Normandy landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history, with nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day, with 875,000 men disembarking by the end of June, Allied casualties on the first day were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

The beginning of the End for the Madmen of Western Europe Led by the Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D Eisenhower

Utah Beach
Pointe du Hoc
Omaha Beach
Gold Beach
Juno Beach
Sword Beach

My Eternal Gratitude to these men----------THANK YOU, God Bless--------Never Forget

And a Special Thank you to a 20 Yr old T/Sgt in the 8th Army Air Force, who was a Top Turret Gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress who was part of the Aerial Bomb Bombardment of Normandy, My Dad, I can Never repay or thank him enough

If the crap you believe is freedom tyranny can't be all that bad.

Dave76
06-06-2014, 07:45 AM
There's a thread in the big Misc with some very interesting then/now pictures:

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162276011

I got this link from that thread. Click on the pics to toggle back and forth:
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/jun/01/d-day-landings-scenes-in-1944-and-now-interactive?CMP=twt_gu

Wayne Evans
06-06-2014, 07:45 AM
[QUOTE=thomashenry;1253666051 And a Special Thank you to a 20 Yr old T/Sgt in the 8th Army Air Force, who was a Top Turret Gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress who was part of the Aerial Bomb Bombardment of Normandy, My Dad, I can Never repay or thank him enough[/QUOTE]

Respect to the 'Top Turret Gunner'....RIP.

keyboard workout.....cool pics.

To survive any of the beach assaults would have been nothing short of miraculous.
IIRC about 13K paratroopers (?)....whew.
I've seen all the D-Day Military Channel documentaries several times and words are inadequate to describe what they faced, endured and knowing this could be their last day.....hell on earth.
Incredible courage and resolve.

Carry on....

keyboardworkout
06-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Dutch B-25 over Le Havre this morning.

There were a couple of Dutch squadrons with the RAF from 1943 on. They were tasked with taking out V-1 (buzz bombs) launched from France and the Netherlands. They used Spitfires to intercept them in the air.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6993871&d=1402068416

Old-Time-Lifter
06-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Love the stories about the guys parachuting into Normandy 70 years later. Two of them that I've seen so far one 89 and one 93 years old. Incredible stuff!

pastorgbc
06-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Unfortunately, one of the greatest days in the history of freedom has been replaced by "National Donut Day".

If you haven't seen it yet, "The World Wars" three-part series on the History Channel was very good and provided much insight into D-Day.

Ray

sy2502
06-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Not entirely related to D-Day, but as an Italian I will be forever grateful to the Allies for their sacrifice, which is the reason I don't have to speak German and give the Roman salute today. Thank you!