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Normandy landing, from the War Department Archives

June 6, 2019 marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day, the Allied landings on the Normandy coast in 1944 that marked the turning point of World War II in Europe. Special Collections is proud to showcase its WW2 Servicemen’s Correspondence Collection in memory of the dozens of Aztec glider pilots, paratroopers, and infantrymen who took part in D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare.

There are at least twenty-eight letters in the WW2 Servicemen’s Correspondence Collection that pertain to D-Day. Some letters mention the build-up in England to “the big day,” others speak directly about the battle by participants, while others deal with the aftermath and the whereabouts of those involved.

Take a look for yourself!


Image from the War Department Archives