12" GI Joe WWII D-Day Salute First Infantry Division "Big Red One" Action Figure. 12" figure. Limited Edition. D-Day Salute. June 6, 1944, the largest armada in history assembled off the coast of Normandy to carry out a daring plan. This day cost thousands of American, Canadian and English lives, but all the beaches of Normandy belonged to the Allies. The march to the final victory in WWII was beginning at last.