WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1944- INVASION LAUNCHED- “Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s headquarters introduced right now Allied Troops started touchdown on the northern coast of France this morning strongly supported by naval and air forces.” That’s a part of what the Gazette and Bulletin reported on June 6, 1944, in a four-page invasion further.
Common Eisenhower introduced made the announcement at 3:32 a.m.
Williamsport’s Mayor Leo C. Williamson referred to as the heads of his ‘D-Day Committee’ at 4 a.m. to unfold the information that the invasion had begun.
Additionally famous within the newspaper- “Battle staff redouble their efforts.”
“All colleges shut.”
“Excluding drug and meals shops, all others preserve their doorways closed for the day.”
“Public places of work is not going to open.”
“Catholic church buildings will maintain lots on the traditional hours and can stay open till the tolling of the angelus at 6 o’clock this night.”
“Protestant church buildings will open to the general public and numerous the person ministers have deliberate particular providers.”
“Some church buildings and factories sounded their bells and whistles at 6 a.m., based on pre-invasion preparations.”