D-Day

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Joe Nuxhall made baseball history 75 years ago, pitching for the Reds at age 15 in an 18-0 loss to the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals on June 10, 1944. It was four days after D-Day when Nuxhall took the mound at Crosley Field, and it wasn't pretty.  

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton is marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday. There's a wreath-laying ceremony and flyover by two C-47s, the main transport aircraft used on D-Day.

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Shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, more than 13,000 Allied paratroopers dropped into Nazi-occupied France behind the beaches of Normandy, where they secured bridges and exit ramps from the beaches, providing tactical support for Allied troops that would hit the Normandy beaches that morning.

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WMKV-FM (89.3) turns back the clock 75 years Thursday to broadcast radio bulletins and news reports about the World War II Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944.

The 12-hour marathon was originally produced and broadcast as D-Day Plus 50 Years by WVXU-FM in 1994, before Xavier University sold the station to Cincinnati Public Radio.

Ken LaRock / Courtesy of NMUSAF

On June 6, 1944, a C-53D Skytrooper named D-Day Doll towed gliders carrying reinforcements for troops dropped earlier in the night at Utah Beach. Paratroopers will perform a World War II combat jump from the D-Day Doll Monday over the National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton.

D-Day: 70 Years Later

Jun 6, 2014

  

“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”