World War II Early June 1944
Created on April 6, 2022
The Daily News
Allies invade 50km of
The operation codenamed Operation Neptune began on June 6 after months of military deception used to mislead the Germans. The operation is off to a difficult start after being delayed 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions.
the Normandy coast
Water landings were preceded by extensive aerial and naval bombings. 24,000 American, Canadian and British troops landed shortly after midnight. Allied infantry and other divisions began landing on the coast at 6:30. Two of the 5 sections of coast have been successfully linked.
U-505 captured on June 4. Read more on page 3.
Steamer Danea sunk
A steamer headed to Auschwitz, is sunk, with no known survivors, off Santorini. Read more on page 4.
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The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Overlord, was the military operation carried out by the Allies during World War II which culminated in the liberation of Western European territories occupied by Nazi Germany. The operation began on June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day, with the Allied invasion of 50km of the Normandy coast.
Significant intelligence data has been acquired.
This marks the first time a U.S. Navy vessel has captured an enemy vessel at sea since the War of 1812.
The steamer was on the first leg of its journey to Auschwitz.
600 Cretans were on board the ship, 350 of whom were Jews and 250 who were partisans.