Tag: omaha beach

D-Day Facts and Stats

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 …

Register for Our D-Day Webinar!

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!

A Navy Beachmaster on Omaha Beach

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.

Dick Winters and Our Band of Brothers® Tour

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.