D-Day – Dangerous Invasion Turned War’s Tide

General Eisenhower speaks with US Rangers before they embark on the D-Day Invasion. - US Military
General Eisenhower speaks with US Rangers before they embark on the D-Day Invasion. - US Military

The Tide Has Turned – Dwight D. Eisenhower

THUNDER BAY – D-Day put 160,000 Allied troops ashore along a heavily-fortified, eighty kilometre stretch of Normandy coastline in France. The historic operation has gone down in history as D-Day.

More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy, but by day’s end, the Allies had gained a foothold to begin liberating Europe.Canadian soldiers, landing at Juno Beach made their way furthest inland of all of the Allied forces.

General Eisenhower speaks with US Rangers before they embark on the D-Day Invasion. - US Military
General Eisenhower speaks with US Rangers before they embark on the D-Day Invasion. – US Military

Allied Forces were led by American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander.

Thunder Bay helped to power the Allied War Effort.

The Hawker Hurricane was manufactured in Thunder Bay - Today the plant is still here making the Bombardier rail cars that are exported world-wide.
The Hawker Hurricane was manufactured in Thunder Bay – Today the plant is still here making the Bombardier rail cars that are exported world-wide.

From the many soldiers, sailors, WACS, and airmen from the city, Fort William was where the Hawker Hurricane was made.

Seventy years later, the impact on our world that started on D-Day remains.

Lest we forget.