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US Marshall Islands - 75c FDC - Allied Landings at Normandy - 1994
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No: 397   Contributor: Jean Pryer   Year: 1994   Country: United States of America
US Marshall Islands - 75c FDC - Allied Landings at Normandy - 1994

US Marshall Islands - 75c FDC - Allied Landings at Normandy - 1994

For close up of stamp see picture #398

Text on back of cover reads:

D-DAY • ALLIED LANDINGS AT NORMANDY

In the early morning of June 6,1944, some 5,000 ships carrying over 150,000 Allied troops steamed across the blustery English Channel toward the forbidding beaches of Normandy. On Utah Beach, there was very little German opposition. But on Omaha Beach, the U.S. V Corps came up against the battle-hardened German 352nd Infantry Division. Most of the U.S. tanks and artillery never made it to the beach, sinking in the choppy water. Using only light weapons, the infantrymen were required to carry out a frontal assault on heavily fortified German positions. By the end of the day, V Corps had suffered 3,000 casualties. Still, they held a precarious beachhead six miles long and less than two miles deep — a hold they would not relinquish.

Stamp Motif: Allied Landing Craft and Warships
Stamp Designer: Brian Sanders
First Day Cover Designer: Brian Sanders
Typographer: Denise Fetzer
Stamps Printed by: Unicover Corporation
Stamp Printing Process: Offset
Picture added on 07 October 2009 at 15:04
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