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"We were afraid...but well trained." - D-Day veteran

On June 6th 1944 the world's largest seaborne invasion was launched against the occupying forces of Nazi Germany on the French coast at Normandy. About 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel that day. William "Bill" Prindible recalls that day. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WILLIAM "BILL" PRINDIBLE SAYING: "We were all 18, 19, 20 years old and we spent nearly two years getting ready for this. It was a very important part of our lives." His fellow airman Julian "Bud" Rice says they never saw themselves as heroes. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JULIAN "BUD" RICE SAYING: "I might add that Bill and I don't like to be referred to as heroes. We were two of the lucky guys who was there and we managed to survive. It was about 114 of our group that didn't survive, didn't get back like we did. And we think about them as the heroes. And all of the other Americans that were lost that day." The engine in Rice's plane was hit by enemy fire but he was able to

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