It just may be the most important weather forecast the world has ever seen. The forecast for D-Day was critical to the success of the invasion. In fact, President Eisenhower, when asked why it had been so successful, responded, "We had better meteorologists than the Germans."
Several events are planned in Normandy, France on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Click here to watch them live as they happen throughout the day.
It's one thing to hear about how much equipment a D-Day paratrooper had to carry, but it's quite another to actually hold it in your hands. The U.S. Army agreed to open its vaults to give FOX 5 a first-hand look at the actual artifacts used during the D-Day invasion-- which have been under lock and key since 1944. More>>
Normandy, France -- the site of the bloody D-Day battle -- is one of the great historic regions of France. 70 years later, it is one of the more popular tourist destinations in that country. Going there is a living history lesson no matter what age you are. More>>
Those who fought World War II have been called "The Greatest Generation," and after the war was over, their heroics inspired some of the greatest movies about that era. There are many to choose from, but FOX 5's Kevin McCarthy picked his top five-- and then asked a World War II veteran he knows quite well to name his favorite.
Of the roughly 73,000 American soldiers and sailors that took part in the D-Day invasion, some 2,500 were killed. One who survived that day is still living in the D.C. area, and Mort Caplin says he remembers it like it was yesterday.