6 June 1944
O100 the newly formed 101 Airborne Division jumped behind enemy lines.
At 0630 after predawn naval bombardment 150,000 troops began the invasion of German occupied western France. U.S. 1. Army landed on Omaha & Utah beach known to the French as Normandy. Objectives known as Gold, Juno and Sword beaches included Divisions from U.K. Britain's Royal Infantry, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, followed up with Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Czechoslovakia, Greece & Poland.