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The D-Day landing was dangerous.

The D-Day landing was dangerous.

Mr. Buote discusses the perils of trying to get ashore from an LCI; enemy fire and deep water. He describes his and two others' good fortune to jump into waste deep water off the landing craft's starboard side while everyone else goes over the port side and drowns.

Entering an LCI was dangerous

Entering an LCI was dangerous

Mr. Buote describes the difficulty of getting into a landing craft in rough seas, particularly since he had never practiced scrambling down a net.

Mine Sweeping

Mine Sweeping

Mr. Smith talks about the mine sweeping they did on Juno beach.

Juno Beach

Juno Beach

Mr. Smith explains that during the first days of the invasion he waited at sea for his chance to arrive.

D-Day Casualties

D-Day Casualties

Ms. MacAulay describes the effects of D-Day as organized confusion.

Enlisting

Enlisting

Ms. MacAulay talks about why she decided to enlist.

You Can’t Fight Shellfire

You Can’t Fight Shellfire

Mr. MacDonald describes the chaos of battle and how he was wounded.

Landing at Normandy

Landing at Normandy

Mr. MacDonald describes conditions at sea on landing day and how relieved he was, despite the danger, to get ashore.

Deceiving Hitler

Deceiving Hitler

Mr. Rohmer talks about making it back to an island that he'd known about from his experiences with the flying circus. He then goes on to talk about how D-Day ended up being just the beginning of the Battle of Normandy.

Flying on Empty

Flying on Empty

Mr. Rohmer recalls a time when he had been flying longer than he'd anticipated, and found his gas gauge on empty. He was trying to make it back across the channel.

Flying the Beaches on D-Day

Flying the Beaches on D-Day

Mr. Rohmer talks about flying reconnaissance over the beaches early on D-Day.

Beyond the Normandy Beach

Beyond the Normandy Beach

The 12th Field Regiment encountered relatively light opposition along their section of the beach and managed to move seven miles inland on the first day. As night came, it continued to be a noisy and active operation.

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