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The disaster that may have saved D-Day
Hushed up for decades: How 749 U.S. troops died in practice for Utah Beach
‘The sea around the ship ... was on fire’
Sailor recalls the attack that killed 749 Americans during a D-Day practice







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  Images of D-Day
From air drops to beach landings, see the massive movement of troops and equipment in Operation Overlord.

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Sons uncover father’s D-Day heroics
June 6: Seeking information about the father they knew little of, two brothers undertook a journey that brought their dad to life in ways they never expected. NBC’s Tom Brokaw reports.

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  D-Day dress rehearsal gone wrong
April 29, 1994: American servicemen and English villagers mark the 50th anniversary of Exercise Tiger — a secret training mission that left 749 U.S. soldiers and sailors dead.
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  ‘Bodies as far as your eye could see’
Nov. 15, 1987: Survivors of Exercise Tiger, an ill-fated D-Day training mission, recall how hundreds died in the waters off Slapton Sands, England.
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  Forecaster Calls for D-Day Delay
The head meteorologist for the Allied Forces asks General Eisenhower to delay the D-Day attack because of the weather.

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