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  • D-Day codename "Operation Overlord"

    In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, still long before the Sun began its rise, the thunderous drone of over a thousand Allied aircraft taking to the skies awakened residents near the several aerodromes in England. The aircraft represented the first phase of "Operation Overlord," the Allied

  • Heritage Flight honors last D-Day celebration

    The U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight team conducted a flyover in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the last celebration at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, June 6, 2019.The four-ship formation included U.S. Air Force Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team

  • Most important weather forecast ever made

    Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces began the task of opening the second front in Europe when they landed on the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.Weather was a key factor in deciding when and where the invasion would take place. There were competing priorities when selecting the desired