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    Quote Originally Posted by recon View Post

    Drives me nuts that everyone calls it "D-Day".

    A "D-Day" is the day that a particular military operation is planned to start.

    6 June 1944 was the D-day for Operation Overlord.

    Wish they would stop calling it D-day....

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    it's become the most known name for it. not everyone remembers hearing of operation overlord. most of that era do remember, d-day. nov 11, used to be called armistice day. now it's veteran's day. i've gotten the "huh?" look for calling it armistice day. i'm just grateful for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krupski View Post
    Drives me nuts that everyone calls it "D-Day".

    A "D-Day" is the day that a particular military operation is planned to start.

    6 June 1944 was the D-day for Operation Overlord.

    Wish they would stop calling it D-day....
    Calling this operation, "D-Day" is far better than the one I "celebrated" every time report cards were sent home.

    My dad's landing was D-Day +8. He was wounded about 2 weeks later somewhere in France.

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    “Before we jumped, I really didn’t realize what I was getting into. I still thought it was like playing soldier when I was a kid. I had a romantic vision of war. We were supposed to take off on the 4th, but it was postponed due to weather. We had a lot of meetings briefing us about our objectives. We took off on the evening of the 5th. At the time, Great Britain was on double daylight savings time. It was light out even at 9:30 or 10:00. We had a lot of equipment, about a hundred extra pounds. One of the things that they gave us was a Teller mine, and Teller mines were used against tanks. They also gave us a gammon grenade. This is the first time that anybody in the platoon had seen a gammon grenade [a small bean-bag-like grenade filled with high explosives for knocking out tanks]. They told us to keep the cap screwed on tight. Anyway, while we were loaded into the planes waiting to take off, there was a tremendous explosion. What happened, of course, was that a gammon grenade had gone off and had blown one of the planes sky-high, killing or injuring most of the people in the plane. There were only two people that came out of that unscathed. They got onto another plane, and they were both killed in Normandy. It was then that I started to realize, hey, this is for real.
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