Battle of Normandy, June On D-Day, Operation Overlord launches the invasion of German-occupied western Europe. Tank landing ships unload supplies on Omaha Beach, building up for the breakout from Normandy.
September, Parachutes open as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the Allied Airborne Army. Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation in history, with some troops landing by glider and another by parachute.
"Wait for me Daddy" by Claude P. Dettloff - October 1 A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father.
An Air Transport Command plane flies over the pyramids in Egypt.Loaded with urgent war supplies and materials, this plane is one of a fleet flying shipments from the U. across the Atlantic and the continent of Africa to strategic battle zones.