This Day in Naval History - June 6

Wednesday, June 06, 2007
1944 - In Operation Overlord, Allied invasion fleet (more than 2,700 ships and craft) land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

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