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VIDEOS: D-Day 70th anniversary
First airborne troops begin landing.
Landing crafts start to lower into the water. Paratroopers cut phone lines and knock down telephone poles.
First bombers take off to attack targets around the beachhead.
German radar detects Allied invasion fleet. German Admiral Theodor Krancke orders shore batteries to prepare for invasion.
First P-47s take off.
Bombers drop first bombs on German targets at sunrise.
German shore batteries open fire. Allied naval forces return fire.
Jun 6, 1944 5:37 AM
German boats fire torpedoes at Allied destroyers.
Allied landing crafts approach the beach.
Landing Craft Tank 535 lands the first tanks on Omaha Beach. 116th and 16th Infantry land on Omaha Beach. 8th Infantry Regiment lands at Utah Beach.
Rangers assault cliffs of Point-du-Hoc. 70th Tank Battalion begins to land at Utah.
H-Hour for Sword Beach. British 3rd Division begins to land.
British Underwater Demolition Team and Royal Engineers land on Gold Beach. Shortly afterwards, Infantry from the 50th Division lands on the same beach.
3rd Canadian Division lands at Juno Beach.
Landing crafts and tanks bring armor to Omaha Beach.
2nd Ranger Battalion soldiers take Point-du-Hoc and defend it for the rest of the day.
U.S. Admiral C.F. Bryant orders destroyers to engage the Nazis at Omaha. 18th Infantry goes ashore on Omaha Beach.
115th Infantry lands on Omaha Beach. 12th Infantry lands on Utah Beach.
Allied forces secure Utah Beach. Reserve battalions come ashore.
18th Infantry begins to land at Omaha.
101st and 4th divisions meet on Utah, securing the first exit from the beach.
Allied forces begin to secure Omaha Beach.
Adolf Hitler gives approval to release Nazi divisions.
Lt. General Clarence R. Huebner sets up a command post on Omaha.
Friday marks 70 years since the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, changing the tide of World War II. WBIR 10News follows two East Tennessee veterans who fought in that battle as they travel to France.
COMPLETE COVERAGE: Return to Normandy Lawrence Brannan and Clinton Riddle return to Normandy French inspiration for an East TN memorial Volunteers prepare for D-Day memorial D-Day: Through the eyes of two East TN veterans Veterans from around the world return to Normandy Clinton Riddle returns to Normandy Lawrence Brannan returns to Omaha Beach
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