June 6, 1944 - Invasion of Normandy
On June 6, 1944 Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on
the beaches of Normandy, France to liberate Western Europe from the
occupation of Nazi Germany. With 176,000 troops arriving by
landing craft and ships as well as nearly 14,000 aircraft, the Allied
forces were able to secure Northern France within 3 months despite a
vicious effort by Nazi forces.