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"The Super Sixth" ~ The 6th Armored Div. was created 02/15/42 at Fort Knox, Kentucky & was made up almost entirely of citizen draftee soldiers. Its training stations were Camp Chaffee, Ark., Louisiana Maneuvers, the Mojave Desert, & Camp Cooke, CA. It arrived in England in Feb. 44 & landed at Utah Beach on July 18, 1944. During the next 9 1/2 months, the 6th Armored fought in five major European campaigns of World War II:  Normandy; Northern France; Ardennes-Alsase; Rhineland; Central…

re-enactment photograph, taken in Ymuiden, Holland on April and thus not a genuine wartime image.soldier from the Armored Division.

"Special Services, Com-Z 5", Normandy, 30 June 1944 (24 days post invasion)

"Special Services, Com-Z Normandy, 30 June 1944 days post invasion) Music in the midst of war--it helped them keep smiling!

England, leaving for the invasion of Normandy, June 1944.

D-Day in Color, Photographs from the Normandy Invasion The Infantry Division of the United States Army (The 'Big Red One') in Dorset, United Kingdom on June 1944 before departing for Omaha Beach. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

World War II: London in Color | LIFE.com

London building ablaze during The Blitz On the night of December 29 German bombers dropped an estimated two-pound incendiary bombs