The Museum's original exhibit, located on the third floor of Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, helps you understand what the Allies faced in Normandy, from the comprehensive preparations beforehand to the daunting challenges once troops landed on Normandy beaches.
Explore the struggles faced by Allied commanders as they plotted the largest and most complex amphibious assault in history in this gallery.
The artifacts and stories of individual soldiers who participated in the invasion put a human face on the most decisive day of World War II—June 6, 1944.
How the sheer raw power of the Allies overwhelmed the Germans.
A native of Crowley, Louisiana, the bilingual Broussard served as a translator for the 507th Infantry Regiment, giving his life shortly after D-Day.
A dozen years after the opening of the institution that would become The National WWII Museum, President and CEO Nick Mueller spoke to a Junior Achievement Hall of Fame banquet on “The American Spirit: What Does It Mean?”
Join us to hear how Winston Churchill, crowned “the Greatest Briton” per a British television poll conducted in 2002, contributed to the greatest invasion from one of the country’s leading authors and historians, Craig L. Symonds.
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In May 1944, the Western Allies were finally prepared to deliver their greatest blow of the war, the long-delayed, cross-channel invasion of northern France, code-named Overlord.
The Douglas C-47 was used as a cargo transport to fly the notorious “Hump” over the Himalayas, as well as an assault aircraft carrying paratroops and towing gliders into combat.
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