Joyner Library Special Collections Remembers D-Day, June 6, 1944

Photograph of World War II Generals Ira Thomas Wyche, Omar Nelson Bradley, and Dwight D. Eisenhower from early July 1944. Caption from verso reads: General Wyche (right) lunches with Gens. Bradley and Eisenhower in Normandy, less than a month after the Allied invasion. Ira Thomas Wyche Papers (#210), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Today, we remember the brave individuals who took part in the Normandy landings, more commonly referred to as D-Day, on June 6, 1944. 79 years ago today, roughly 160,000 Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, in a massive operation to liberate Western Europe from Nazi occupation. The D-Day landings remain the largest seaborne invasion in history and were a turning point for the Allied forces in World War II.

To commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, we have compiled a list of resources and collections from our holdings that relate to the June 6, 1944, Normandy landings.

For more information about any of the materials listed below, or for questions about how to access these and many other collections, feel free to contact the faculty and staff of Joyner Library Special Collections at SPECIALCOLLECTIONS@ECU.EDU.

Oral Histories Related to D-Day:

Collections Related to D-Day: