D-Day Correspondence



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Normandy (France)--History, Military; World war, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; family; bombardier aircraft; miliatary missions; Operation Overlord


This letter is written a day after June 6, 1944. Lt. Ralph P. Goldsticker, Jr., a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Force Corps, writes about the 1944 June 5 debrief leading up to the D-Day. He also discusses how he flew two missions on D-Day and the second mission - in the afternoon - is when he was able to see the Allied forces along Normandy's beaches. Lt. Goldsticker writes that throughout the entire day, he and the rest of the Air Corps wanted to know the details of what was happening on the beachhead.


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1944-06-06, Ralph to Parents