D-Day | 5 Things You Don't Know About

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In honor of the anniversary, we take a look at some of the lesser-known facts about the most well-known amphibious operation in history.

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  1. Sword100
    Sword100 May 29, 2015

    Okinawa?

  2. USAF_SAC_SP
    USAF_SAC_SP May 30, 2015

    Operation Iceberg, the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945.

  3. howie56
    howie56 May 30, 2015

    Okinawa!

  4. 4950316
    4950316 Jun 01, 2015

    The biggest invasion was Okinawa on April 1st, 1945.

  5. 33673579
    33673579 Jun 01, 2015

    Operation Husky - - Sicily

  6. JDPerkins
    JDPerkins Jun 02, 2015

    Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault landing.

  7. STG3Hutchins
    STG3Hutchins Jun 02, 2015

    The way Hitler planned Normandy and especially World domination was disgusting. The way the fields were made wide, the beaches long, killing zones extensive, planned mowing down killing in seeming endless numbers. Each life is precious, each body containing Soul, each life taken a Karmic stain on his Nation, mind, spirit and Family. The way he planned to just mass produce, even expecting to kill endless numbers of people who had/have homes, want peace and tranquility, minimize mindless killing, even Peace.

  8. STG3Hutchins
    STG3Hutchins Jun 02, 2015

    Aggression and hate only return destruction on wherever we are from. With todays technology I would want to save as many men and People as possible being superman but with the number we were facing one man could minimally take them out. I fantasize about protecting my men by staying home, inventing new technology of damn impressive resort and managing information with Todays web, being efficient at causing what I want to happen and saving live, bringing about world peace and galactic, oh wait- I mean planetary Unity.

  9. SpclWpns66
    SpclWpns66 Jun 02, 2015

    Had to be Okinawa....

  10. ColF21
    ColF21 Jun 03, 2015

    Operation Torch...Invasion of North Africa.

  11. 26117425
    26117425 Jun 03, 2015

    The assault on Okinawa I believe was bigger. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

  12. 33312491
    33312491 Jun 03, 2015

    Okinawa was biggest amphibious assult

  13. 25921962
    25921962 Jun 04, 2015

    Okinawa had more ships & personnel.

  14. 33673579
    33673579 Jun 05, 2015

    When do we get the answer to this question?

  15. dbr46
    dbr46 Jun 05, 2015

    okinawa invasion

  16. mtdurfee
    mtdurfee Jun 06, 2015

    I believe it was Okinawa.

  17. ROBERTBRINCKLOE
    ROBERTBRINCKLOE Jun 06, 2015

    For starters, who I am: USNA '73, served in Navy 12 years, then contractor supporting IUSS for three years then AEGIS/PEO IWS for 9. My claims to fame were -- and still are -- Risk Management, non-stop Planning, and diligent Logistical analysis/preparation. Currently I teach school. The mistakes of D-Day are painful to hear, and they all the more emphasize to me the importance of Planning and diligent Logistics. As a teacher now, I have been inspired by this film clip to never stop planning and preparing logistics until I am actually in Realtime. I am also happy to hear Roosevelt's son had such an impact on D-Day, and I find it most revealing of the name Roosevelt that he was the only General to personally deploy ashore. In my personal opinion Teddy Roosevelt was our best president ever. I look forward to another like him stepping up to the White House.

  18. Marine0846
    Marine0846 Jun 07, 2015

    Okinawa April 1945

  19. 33999867
    33999867 Jun 07, 2015

    I'm going to throw in the Seige of Naxos - 490 BC. It was the amphibious landing that led to the Battle of Thermopylae.

  20. Medevac19
    Medevac19 Jun 09, 2015

    The Persian invasion of Greece in 480BC.

  21. edavid1165
    edavid1165 Jun 06, 2016

    General Roosevelt died about a month later from heart attack. He and TR were both awarded the Medal of Honor, one of only 2 father/son awardees.

  22. 35159102
    35159102 Jun 06, 2016

    Operation Barbarossa...The Germans launched 3.9,plus, million troops....The second largest assault in History of Warfare...

  23. 3940403
    3940403 Jun 06, 2016

    the landing at Okinowa.

  24. mym1a1
    mym1a1 Jun 07, 2016

    I'm sure that a lot of people know that all the men that morning were given a huge breakfast with large amounts of eggs, meats & potatoes. Unfortunately most if not all of the men lost that meal on the way to the beaches in the landing craft. What a brave bunch of men from all sides landed that day and some never made it out of the boats. They fought very hard for our freedoms.

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