D-Day 74-years ago, they fought fascism in Axis-occupied Europe (and Asia)

B17 gunner SSGT Wilbur Richardson flew 2 missions on D-Day
"Operation Overlord"was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day)

French Consul General to California inducted Californian D-Day fighters into Legion of Honor.

World War II veteran airmen recount D-Day invasion of Europe and engagement against Imperial Japan over the Pacific. Gunner SSGT Wilbur Richardson recalls how Gen. Eisenhower rescheduled their original June 5th launch.

French Consul General Christophe Lemoine commemorates the 100th anniv of US entry to WWI- by welcoming WWII veterans of liberating France to their 2017 Bastille Day celebration. 

Canadian-American businessman and historian, Eric Weider, discusses Canada's role invading Normandy and fighting Nazis to liberate Europe in World War II. Recorded at the French Consul's residence.

Mrs. Eric Weider is wowed by the World War II achievements of Knight of the French Legion of Honor, Jerry King, who was involved in Sainte-Mère-Église, a 10 Battle-Star earner. 

Michael Reagan on U.S. veterans; his father Pres. Ronald Reagan's legacy in Normandy; dismay at millenials' ignorance about Allies fighting to free Europe from fascism.

Filmmaker, Doug Stebbleton, discusses his documentary, "Heroes of the Second World War" at L.A. screening for veterans, including many World War II vets, in Los Angeles. He mentions their screening at the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy.

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