Did you know that during the Normandy Campaign, there were 125 millions maps handed out? June 7th, 1944, was the second day of Operation Overlord and Operation Neptune at Normandy, France. The Operations would continue until late August, when the Allies defeated the Axis in the battle of the Falaise pocket, culminating in the Liberation of Paris on the 25th.
Read more about the brave soldiers by clicking here and seeing all the books we have on the D-Day invasion. Of the 9,387 Americans buried at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, 4 are women. Click here to read the story of one of them, Elizabeth A. Richardson, by the National Archives. The three other women were part of the famous “Six Triple Eight”, the African-American Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps formed at the behest of Eleanor Roosevelt. This Patch article looks to learn more about their individual stories as well as gives a short description of the Six Triple Eight.