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Major General Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota, Sr. (May 30, 1893 – October 4, 1971 ) was a senior ... He is famous for rallying demoralized troops on Omaha Beach on D-Day, by engaging in combat with them and personally leading their first ...


The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when ... Allied forces rehearsed their D-Day roles for months before the invasion. On 28 April 1944, ..... (airborne landings). Omaha Beach · Norman Cota .


The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of ...


On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invade German-occupied France and face near certain death on the beaches of Normandy.


Jun 7, 2014 ... Brig. Gen. Norman Cota may have been the oldest soldier to set foot on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was certainly the baddest. His command ...


Find out more about the history of D-Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.


May 30, 2010 ... It's Memorial Day, so I'm going to do something different, but, I feel is ... Put as bluntly as possible, D-Day succeeded because of Norman Cota.


Norman "Dutch" Cota, the assistant division commander of the 29th Infantry ... Cota had a galvanizing effect on most of the men he encountered on D-Day. In fact ...

Aug 21, 2016 ... 1:50 is such a powerful clip, the guy with the wedding ring reassuring the young lad in front who is clearly terrified war raging in the background ...