the first day of the invasion. Shortly after midnight, three divisions
parachuted down behind German lines. They were followed in the early morning hours by thousands upon thousands of seaborne soldiers the largest land sea air operation in army history. German retaliation was brutal, particularly at Omaha Beach. “People were yelling, screaming, dying, running on the beach, equipment was flying everywhere, men were bleeding to death, crawling, lying everywhere, firing coming from all directions"