Omaha Beach the day after D-Day from the top of a hill where George Robinson, 22, of Allegan, set up a communication line with a radio team from the 294th Joint Assault Signal Company. Sunken ships litter the channel and barrage balloons fill the air with cables to keep planes from strafing ships.

'A great crusade'

On June 6, 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, 160,000 Allied troops crossed a narrow strip of sea and landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germa

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