Tuesday, June 6th, 1944: D-Day. At 0630 hours 12,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 160,000 brave Allied troops and 195,000 brave Allied sailors began the largest amphibious invasion in history. This invasion marked the beginning of the Normandy campaign and was code-named Operation Overlord.
Help us find surviving Normandy Invasion Campaign Veterans!
At this point our biggest challenge is locating these surviving heroes within North Carolina and Virginia. If you are, or know of a qualified Normandy invasion campaign veteran currently living in North Carolina or Virginia that meets the broad definition below, please click the Veteran Registration button at the top of this website or call us at (828) 407-0095.
For purposes of this project, a Normandy Invasion Campaign veteran is defined as any American veteran able to describe in writing his/her participation in the Normandy Campaign (Operation Overlord), from June 6th- August 31st, 1944 or has documented evidence of receiving an official Normandy Battle Campaign credit. Acceptable participation would include involvement in pre-invasion air strikes; actual landing or air assaults (paratroops and gliders); follow-up reinforcements; off-shore naval support; air cover or air reconnaissance missions; deception operations; and naval, land or aerial logistical support, medical, and resupply operations.