D-Day

American troops approach Omaha Beach - this beach had some of the heaviest casualties of the whole invasion.

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American troops approach Omaha Beach – this beach had some of the heaviest casualties of the whole invasion.

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor

On this day in 1944, the invasion of D-Day commenced as Allied forces crossed the English Channel and invaded the beached of Normandy in France. Over 209,000 Allied forces where killed or missing in action.