In Reply to: Re: Memorial Day posted by Steve Dabrowski on May 28, 2019 at 13:44:44:
He most likely was not near the landing sites at Normandy. One of the things that surprised me the most was commentary from multiple German soldiers that were in awe of the number of allied planes flying over them but NO sign of German aircraft. The combination of no German planes and the fact that the allies attacked with so many ships and that everything the allies had was mechanized while the German army still used a lot of horse-drawn equipment instilled a lot of fear in the Germans. Some of the German soldiers told the German army interviewer and eventual author that they started to suspect then that things were not going to end well for Germany. Your VW dealer may have shot down allied planes before D-Day, but was most likely a no-show for the big landing.