D-Day, also called “Operation Overlord,” is the name given to the landing of 160,000 Allied troops in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. “D-Day” most likely comes from the army’s use of the term “undefined day,” or the first day of any operation. American General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the invasion. D-Day …
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We are excited to announce that our historian Kevin Hymel will be hosting a D-Day webinar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:30ET. In the webinar, D-Day: Cracking the Vierville Draw at Omaha Beach, you will learn about the powerful German defense as well as the Americans’ plans to defeat them. Register now!
Historian Kevin M. Hymel’s article, “Last Man In Hell: A Navy Beachmaster on Omaha Beach,” originally appeared in WWII Magazine and was posted on Warfare History Network on January 23, 2017. It is a gripping account of Beachmaster Robert L. Watson’s experience on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion.
We are excited to share Kevin Hymel’s article, Richard “Dick” Winters, about the Commander of Easy Company, the inspiration for our Band of Brothers Tour.