Ike: General Dwight D. Eisenhower: General Dwight D. Eisenhower

President Ike: General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ike: General Dwight D. Eisenhower: General Dwight D. Eisenhower

A photograph of General Dwight D. Eisenhower talking to paratroopers hours before the D-Day invasion features two men from North Carolina.

Famous D-Day photo features two North Carolinians

A photograph of General Dwight D. Eisenhower talking to paratroopers hours before the D-Day invasion features two men from North Carolina.

At Allied headquarters in North Africa in June 1943, Marshall (right) confers with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied commander in the Mediterranean Theater.

At Allied headquarters in North Africa in June 1943, Marshall (right) confers with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied commander in the Mediterranean Theater.

Dwight D. Eisenhower - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com This five-star general and 34th U.S. president launched the Space Race and created the federal interstate highway system

Dwight D. Eisenhower - U.S. Presidents - HISTORY.com This five-star general and 34th U.S. president launched the Space Race and created the federal interstate highway system

Jan. 16, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion force in London as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force.

Jan. 16, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied invasion force in London as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force.

General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, inspects art treasures looted by the Germans and stored away in the Merkers salt mine. Behind GEN Eisenhower are General Omar N. Bradley (left), CG of the 12th Army Group, and (right) LT Gen George S. Patton, Jr, CG, 3rd U.S. Army. 4/12/45.

General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, inspects art treasures looted by the Germans and stored away in the Merkers salt mine. Behind GEN Eisenhower are General Omar N. Bradley (left), CG of the 12th Army Group, and (right) LT Gen George S. Patton, Jr, CG, 3rd U.S. Army. 4/12/45.

Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II.  It was the largest amphibious invasion in history, commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. More than 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships supported the operation.

Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II. It was the largest amphibious invasion in history, commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. More than 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships supported the operation.

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