Swiftly and surely on D-Day: 430 Squadron and the Normandy invasion

A group of men wearing military uniforms crouch on top of or stand in front of a single-propeller fighter aircraft, looking at a letter that two of the men are holding between them.
430 Squadron personnel read a letter from the Mayor of Sudbury, Ontario, stating that the city has officially adopted the squadron. PHOTO: Via wwww.flyingforyourlife.com

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Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, 1944, the Allies landed in Normandy, an event that is also known as “D-Day.” The massive military operation allowed the Allies to establish a foothold in Western Europe, which would lead to the fall of Nazi Germany less than a year later. On the morning of D-Day, at 5 a.m., 430 Squadron flew the first of its 30 air reconnaissance sorties of the day. Read the rest of the article . . .

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