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June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

“In the early hours of June 6, under the cover of darkness, American and British paratroopers dropped into Normandy from more than 1,200 aircraft. Once daylight appeared, gliders brought in additional paratroopers. American airborne forces of the 82nd and 101st worked valiantly to achieve their inland objectives, including the capture of Sainte-Mere Eglise and securing key approaches to the Allied beachhead.”

Source: National D-Day Memorial Foundation

Learn more:
The National WWII Museum: D-Day and The Normandy Campaign
U.S. Army: D-Day
Naval History and Heritage Command: D-Day Landings, 6 June 1944
National Museum of the United States Air Force: Operation Overlord: D-Day