What were Operation Overlord, Operation Neptune and the Battle of Normandy? When did they take place? The armed forces use codenames to refer to the planning and execution of specific military operations. Operation Overlord was the codename for the Allied invasion of north-west Europe. The assault phase of Operation Overlord was known as Operation Neptune. [Cont.]
Where to Visit in Normany to Discover the History of D-Day | Made From History
How to Visit the D-Day Beaches in Normandy, France. The D-Day beaches are one of the most popular day trips from Paris, especially for Americans, Brits and Canadians whose parents or grandparents fought the Germans in World War II. The historic significance of the D-Day beaches hasn’t lessened in all these years and there are a lot of historical sights to see in this area including cemeteries, museums and more. | Globetrotter Girls
Chalk 17 poses for a photograph before departing for Normandy. This image shows the paratroopers and air crewmen of Pathfinder Team #2 of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment/82nd Airborne Division on the evening of Monday, June 5, 1944 shortly before taking off to go to France. They are posing in front of aircraft #42-93096, a Douglas C-47A that is in the collection of The National WWII Museum.