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tbradsim1

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On this day, young and old men jumped out of a Higgins Craft to liberate the World of Tyranny, Please give them a moment of silence. My Uncle went and came back home, my Dad joined the Navy but was discharged to weld on a special project in the West. He died and we never knew what that was. With all our troubles we still are a Great Nation. USA,USA,USA!
 

mso489

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What a service your uncle did to be a part of that historic landing, the largest amphibious landing in history. A vast assault encountering vast resistance, when you think of that fleet stretching out to the horizon and the hell fire they went against.

And to lose your dad without much explanation or accounting. Sounds like the Manhattan Project, but maybe you will never know. That was the activity in the west from which no information could ever leak. Fear some astute spy could match up his known expertise with certain kinds of weapons projects.
 

BROBS

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I have a grouping to a local Seabee who landed on d-day with the 111th.
The beach pic really gets me. That black woven piece is a SS cufftitle he took off a fallen soldier. The stripped line on the bottom of the helmet is from his beach party paint stripe... which they removed after the landing since they were then sent to the South Pacific.
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prndl

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My father had his ship blown out from under him in the North Sea by a U-boat's torpedoes. There were but 3 survivors. I still have the dented (from shrapnel) flashlight he carried in his chest pocket on that day.

Outstanding collection, Brobs.
 
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ssjones

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Wow, I saw no reference to D-Day until reading this post. My father was in the Pacific during the invasion, and came to Europe for occupation.

Amazing collection Brobs!

If anyone ever gets to New Orleans - don't miss the WWII Museum which started as the D-Day Museum. There's a pretty moving Imax movie about D-Day with smoke, dive bomb sounds and explosions. Narrated by Tom Hanks. We took my mother and father several years ago. After the movie, the lights came back on and my mother was weeping because the emotions of feeling like she was under attack again overcame her. Everyone in the theater wanted to know what was wrong and she explained that her home town was bombed by the Nazis (in Hungary) when she was 17. That was pretty moving in itself. The museum folks came over and gave my mother and father a private tour. My father was then legally blind, so they let him touch things that were on display, which meant a lot to him. We were pretty grateful for the way that they were treated.

Thanks to all that sacrificed on this day.
 
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Akousticplyr

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Wow, I saw no reference to D-Day until reading this post. My father was in the Pacific during the invasion, and came to Europe for occupation.

Amazing collection Brobs!

If anyone ever gets to New Orleans - don't miss the WWII Museum which started as the D-Day Museum. There's a pretty moving Imax movie about D-Day with smoke, dive bomb sounds and explosions. Narrated by Tom Hanks. We took my mother and father several years ago. After the movie, the lights came back on and my mother was weeping because the emotions of feeling like she was under attack again overcame her. Everyone in the theater wanted to know what was wrong and she explained that her home town was bombed by the Nazis (in Hungary) when she was 17. That was pretty moving in itself. The museum folks came over and gave my mother and father a private tour. My father was then legally blind, so they let him touch things that were on display, which meant a lot to him. We were pretty grateful for the way that they were treated.

Thanks to all that sacrificed on this day.
Thank you for sharing this story. It was very moving. Every time I visit New Orleans I make a pilgrimage to the D-Day Museum. It is humbling.
 
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