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70 Years Ago: Remembering 15 Flagler County GIs Who Took Part in the D-Day Landing in Normandy

| June 5, 2014

Of the over 400 individuals from this county who answered the call of duty in World War II, 15 Flagler Countians were on duty in England in June 1944, in preparation for the D-Day landing in Normandy. Here are their stories as culled by the Flagler Tribune at the time.

“The Wreckage Was Vast and Startling”: Ernie Pyle on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944

| June 6, 2012

Ernie Pyle on Omaha Beach after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944 describes a wreckage “vast and startling” along “this shoreline museum of carnage” even as he anticipates inevitable victory for the Allies.

The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan in Normandy

| November 11, 2011

Reagan’s speech at Normandy’s Pointe du Hoc on June 6, 1984, commemorating the 40th anniversary of D-Day, is one of his noblest, especially in retrospect, for what he said about the cold war, the Soviet Union and nuclear weapons.

Preliminary Report Suggests Walker May Have Lost Consciousness Before Air Show Crash

| April 21, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report of the March 26 crash at Wings Over Flagler reveals that to Bill Walker was unresponsive when a fellow-pilot radioed him immediately before the crash.

NTSB Preliminary Investigation Report: Flagler County Airport Crash on March 26, 2011

| April 21, 2011

Full text of the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary investigation report, released on April 19, 2011, of the fatal plane crash at the Flagler County Airport on March 26, 2011, involving an Aerostar S A YAK-52, piloted by Bill Walker.

Single-Engine Yak 52 Crashes at Wings Over Flagler; One Pilot Is Dead; Tribute on Sunday

| March 26, 2011

The Yak 52 went down at 4:27 p.m. while in the middle of a maneuver with another plane. The pilot was killed.

Wings Over Flagler: Warbirds, Yakrobatics and Tributes This Weekend at the County Airport

| March 26, 2011

Wings Over Flagler, the second annual fly-in at the Flagler County Airport, features several dozen vintage warbirds, choppers and other attractions. Visitors can chat with pilots and mingle with history. With a photo gallery.

From Flagler County to Pearl Harbor: James Brazier Booe’s Story

| December 7, 2010

Flagler’s own Chief Petty Officer James Brazier Booe, son of former Flagler County Superintendent Zeb E. and Ida Coffing Booe, was among the 3,500 Americans killed or wounded at Pearl Harbor. Here’s his story.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights: For Workers

| April 8, 2010

At the end of his last State of the Union message to Congress in 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt outlined an ambition plan for a “Second Bill of Rights” to ensure “”economic security and independence.”

“Pacific” a Sequel To Exalt War Passions

| April 4, 2010

The Pacific war was not a sequel. It is here, with all the hand-me-down fatigues of war sequels.

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