Nostalgia USA June 2016 Nostalgia USA June 2016 - Page 4

Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower l aunches Operat ion Overl ord O n this day in 1944, now known as D-Day, future President Dwight D. Eisenhower, then supreme commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II gives the go-ahead for a massive invasion of Europe called O peration O verlord. Back in America, President Franklin Roosevelt waited for word of the invasion?s success. By the first week of June 1944, N azi Germany controlled most of Western Europe. Allied forces, numbering 156,000, were poised to travel by ship or plane over the English Channel to