Heads up: Daks over Normandy

Ludo Mennes and Frank Visser spoke with Peter Braun, event director of this year’s Daks over Normandy initiative to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day

One of the many Dakotas that will take part in the big event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the heroic D-Day operation.
Paul van den Berg/Daks over Normandy

IN THE night of June 5, 1944, 75 years ago, around 22,000 American, British and Canadian paratroopers boarded transport aircraft and gliders for one of the largest airborne operations in history. Under Operation Overlord, allied airborne forces had the crucial task of securing the flanks and approaches of the landing beaches in Normandy. D-Day marked the beginning of the Nazi defeat.

In June 2019 the world will commemorate the heroic D-Day operation probably for the last time on such a large scale as the last eyewitnesses gradually pass away.

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