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D-day

 (dē′dā′)
n.
1. The unnamed day on which an operation or offensive is to be launched.
2. The day on which the Allied forces invaded France during World War II (June 6, 1944).

[D (abbr. of day) + day.]

D-day

n
1. (Historical Terms) the day, June 6, 1944, on which the Allied invasion of Europe began
2. the day on which any large-scale operation is planned to start
[C20: from D(ay)-day; compare H-hour]

D-day

or D-Day

(ˈdiˌdeɪ)

n.
1. a day set for beginning something.
2. June 6, 1944, the day of the invasion of W Europe by Allied forces in World War II.
[1915–20; Dutch (for day) + day]

D-day

See: times.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.D-day - date of the Allied landing in France, World War IID-day - date of the Allied landing in France, World War II
Translations

D-day

[ˈdiːdeɪ] N (Hist) → el día D, el día de la invasión aliada de Normandía (6 junio 1944) (fig) → día m D

D-day

n (Hist, fig) → der Tag X

D-day

[ˈdiːˌdeɪ] nD-day m giorno dello sbarco alleato in Normandia
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Whitaker, a Philadelphia native who was wounded on Omaha Beach three days after the D-Day Invasion, began his broadcast career at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and spent 22 years for CBS Sports.
IT was the first of a series of large-scale secret rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
During and after the D-Day invasion itself, she performed escort and patrol duties along the sea channels marked out in the English Channel leading to the landing zones at Normandy.
It affirmed that the US "fully supports the ongoing work of Dutch authorities and the Joint Investigation Team to bring justice to those responsible." Trump and Rutte Prime also participated in a ceremony in the East Room "at which a historic American flag, flown on a US Navy vessel during the D-Day invasion, was presented by its Dutch owners to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History." (end) si.tg
President Trump and Prime Minister Rutte will also participate in a special presentation ceremony of an American flag that was flown from the stern of a United States Navy vessel during the D-Day invasion.
With the wings having started their journey earlier this week, Wednesday saw the fuselage, painted with D-Day invasion stripes, leave Cosford.
THIS week saw the anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, when the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of Normandy.
He is sending out the message that we're not going to run." It is also revealed that in 1944 the King visited military bases nationwide to confuse Hitler into thinking the Allies' D-Day invasion target might not be Normandy.
He was just 21 when he volunteered to fight for his country, taking part in the D-Day invasion and major battles in northern France, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and Central Europe.
As such, his visit will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in June 1944.
Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion. Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children.