|Peggy Harris at Normandy|
The video below tells a moving story that combines heroic sacrifice, abiding devotion, bureaucratic incompetence and the D-Day landings. The story was reported by CBS's Sunday Morning. Please note that Charles Osgood attributes the term "Longest Day" to author Cornelius Ryan based on his eponymous book (http:/www.amzn.com/0671890913). Ryan was quoting Field Marshall Erwin Rommel who coined the term "Longest day" -- "der langste tag"-- to describe the first day of an allied assault against Hitler's Atlantic wall.
|Billie Harris flew a P-51 Mustang (FHC, Everett WA)|
|Peggy and Billie Harris|
For the full story check out...http://www.354thpmfg.com/BillieDHarris_part1.html
Special thanks to William Funk USMC for bringing this story to my attention.