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June 5, 2014 at 2:12 PM

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Remembering D-Day 70 years later


KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Charles Giese, a 93-year-old survivor of the D-Day invasion, lives in Seattle and still has his Army jacket. He was a medic on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Charles Giese, who was 23 during the Allied invasion of Normandy, was awarded the Purple Heart, right, and the Bronze Star, at left, after D-Day.

The front page of The Seattle Times on June 6, 1944. See full PDF version.



KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, John Sessions, top right, makes a practice run in a restored P-51B Mustang, which flew in the invasion. The other two planes are P-51D Mustangs, but weren't involved in D-Day. The D-Day plane has "invasion stripes," which was a signal to Allied planes that it was one of them.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

John Sessions prepares to make a practice run in a restored P-51B Mustang at Paine Field in Everett.

For photos of D-Day commemorations around the world, visit the gallery.

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