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World War II veteran Bill Kirk, a resident at Lake Forest Place, who flew 35 missions as a bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress, studies a copy of a detailed “field order” for a June 18, 1944, bombing raid over Hamburg, Germany. Alan P. Henry/22nd Century Media
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
3:00 am CDT June 6, 2019
Seventy five years ago today, on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops took part in history’s largest amphibious invasion, landing along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified coastline in Normandy, France to press the fight against Nazi Germany.