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Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
2:00 am CDT June 9, 2019

Seventy-five years ago this week, on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops took part in history’s largest amphibious invasion, landing along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified coastline in Normandy, France, to press the fight against Nazi Germany.

More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the launch of “Operation Overlord” had secured a foothold in Europe.