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72nd Anniv Of D-Day
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Inside Cover From The William C. Lee Hardcover Book

"June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which we will accept nothing less than full victory.

More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler."

Source:army.mil

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gen lee letter from The William C. Lee Hardcover Book

"By dawn on June 6, thousands of paratroopers and glider troops were already on the ground behind enemy lines, securing bridges and exit roads. The amphibious invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture beaches code named Gold, Juno and Sword, as did the Americans at Utah Beach. U.S. forces faced heavy resistance at Omaha Beach, where there were over 2,000 American casualties. However, by day's end, approximately 156,000 Allied troops had successfully stormed Normandy's beaches.According to some estimates, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives in the D-Day invasion, with thousands more wounded or missing.

Less than a week later, on June 11, the beaches were fully secured and over 326,000 troops, more than 50,000 vehicles and some 100,000 tons of equipment had landed at Normandy." Source:history.com

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Gen Lee-From The General William C. Lee Hardcover Book

Lee helped plan the D-Day drops into Normandy, and trained to jump with his men. However, he suffered a heart attack before the invasion.He was replaced in by General Maxwell D. Taylor. To honor their founder, the paratroopers shouted "Bill Lee" as they jumped into France on D-Day.

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General Lee-From The William C. Lee Hardcover Book
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