Wednesday, June 6, 2012

AFA Remembers D-Day, June 6, 1944

AFA Remembers D-Day, June 6, 1944
AFA remembers and salutes the heroism and valor of the American and Allied forces who stormed the beaches of Nazi-controlled Normandy, France on this day 68 years ago.

As they were met with hostile fire, the troops were supported by 7,000 ships and water craft, while Allied pilots flew 15,000 air sorties. This day, in fact, was the largest amphibious invasion in world history, and served as a great victory for the troops.

Today, we honor the extraordinary juncture of bravery and dedication of the millions of Allied troops who served in WWII, and we salute the many troops who embarked on the unforgettable military undertaking of D-Day.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Army did not know how to use Air Power.
I flew P-47's during WW2.Our mission on D-day was to fly at 20,000' over the beach to protect the Army landing craft from a possible attack by the German Air Force.
If the Army Leaders had assigned the Aircorps the mission of securing the landing site we could have attack the Germans defense positions with rockets,napalm,bombs and stafing and our troops could have walked ashore with no losses.
Gen.Patton unstood the value of Air Power and during his drive across France proceeded only if he had air support.