For Immediate Release
June 6, 2012
AFA Remembers D-Day, June 6, 1944
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) remembers and salutes the heroism and valor of the American and Allied forces who stormed the beaches of Nazi-controlled Normandy, France on this day 68 years ago.
As they were met with hostile fire, the troops were supported by 7,000 ships and water craft, while Allied pilots flew 15,000 air sorties. This day, in fact, was the largest amphibious invasion in world history, and served as a great victory for the troops.
Today, we honor the extraordinary juncture of bravery and dedication of the millions of Allied troops who served in WWII, and we salute the many troops who embarked on the unforgettable military undertaking of D-Day.
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