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Lang's D-Day Jacket Displayed in France; Only One of Five Known In Existence
November 8, 2023
Early on 6 June, 1944, Allied airborne forces parachuted into drop zones across northern France. This was the largest naval, air and land operation in history; D-Day.
The invasion was conducted in two main phases - by airborne and amphibious landings. Shortly after midnight on 6 June, over 18,000 Allied paratroopers were dropped into the invasion area to provide tactical support for infantry divisions on the beaches. Allied air forces flew over 14,000 sorties in support of the landings and, having secured air supremacy prior to the invasion.
One of those there, living the experience, was Jo...