D-Day: The Normandy Invasion Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas and landing craft left aground by the tide.
'Mission Albany' Taking off just after midnight 6th June 1944 over 2000 airborne troops would spearhead the D-Day landings by dropping behind enemy lines 5hrs before the first troops got their boots wet on the Normandy beaches.
On June 6, 1944 Allied forces invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe and contributed to an Allied victory in the war. Above: British soldiers land in Normandy.
D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion
D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion U.S. troops on the Esplanade at Weymouth, Dorset, on their way to ships bound for Omaha Beach for the D-Day landings in Normandy in June of 1944. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)