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Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

Sainte Mere Eglise - Operation Detroit, 6 June 1944

During World War II, Operation Detroit was the insertion, by parachute and glider, of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy on the night of 5–6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord. The drop zone for the 82nd Airborne was around Sainte-Mère-Église, to the west of Utah beach, intending to protect the western flank of the invasion.

The objective of the division was to s...
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Omaha Beach - D-Day plus 6 at 12 June 1944

Omaha Beach - D-Day plus 6 at 12 June 1944

Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the main landing points of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6 1944, during World War II.

The beach was located on the northern coast of France, facing the English Channel, and was 5 miles (8 km) long, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the D...
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Bomb raid against Aunay-sur-Odon, 12 June 1944

Bomb raid against Aunay-sur-Odon, 12 June 1944

Fearing a German armoured offensive southwest of Caen, the British high command decided to bomb the important crossroads at Aunay-sur-Odon, in order to bar the Panzers’ route.

In the early hours of June 12th, two waves of aircraft raked the high street and totally destroyed the centre of the village, killing around a hundred inhabitants.

n the night of June 14th-1...
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Southwick House Southwick Hampshire UK

Southwick House Southwick Hampshire UK

This is were D Day 6th June 1944 General Eisenhower Headquaters were there is still a large Wall map showing the Landings in one of the rooms it was also its now the Wardroom Officer's mess for H.M.S. Dryad which it is now part.
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Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay II)

Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay II)

Detailed aerial view, Exit D3, taken 6 June 1944 at 1230 hrs.

(Photograph U.S. National Archives)

See also overall view of Easy Red:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile25563/Omaha-Beach,-6-June-1944-(Overlay-I).htm
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Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay III)

Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay III)

Detailed aerial view, Exit E1, taken 6 June 1944 at 1230 hrs.

(Photograph U.S. National Archives)

See also overall view of Easy Red:
http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile25563/Omaha-Beach,-6-June-1944-(Overlay-I).htm
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Normandie Pointe du Hoc 15 June 1944

Normandie Pointe du Hoc 15 June 1944

The 2d Ranger Battalion at Pointe du Hoc, 6 June (Photograph 15 June 1944)
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Omaha Beach - 6th June 1944

Omaha Beach - 6th June 1944

The US First Army under Lt. General Omar Bradley, pictured here in the early stages of the assault. This was perhaps the most fiercely fought over of the five beaches.
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D-Day - Juno Beach, Bernieres-sur-Mer (Overlay II)

D-Day - Juno Beach, Bernieres-sur-Mer (Overlay II)

Le Régiment de la Chaudière was formed following the fusion of the Regiments of Dorchester and Beauce on the 15th of December, 1936. The regiment was sent to England in August 1941, but would see no action until the D-Day landings of June 1944. Le Régiment de la Chaudière came ashore at Bernières-sur-Mer after The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, surprising the locals who hadn't expected to find f...
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Omaha Beach (Overlay)

Omaha Beach (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture of Omaha Beach made during D-Day (position uncertain).

Omaha Beach was the Allied codename for one of the principal landing points during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The beach is about 3.5 miles long, from Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to Vierville-sur-Mer.
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Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay I)

Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 (Overlay I)

Aerial view, Easy red sector between Exit D3 and Exit E1, taken 6 June 1944 at 1230 hrs.

(Photograph U.S. National Archives)
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Harbor of Cherbourg on 21 June 1944

Harbor of Cherbourg on 21 June 1944

Aerial reconnaissance photograph of the city and harbor, taken on 21 June 1944, about a week before its capture by the Allies.
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