Roger Haberer – Normandy, Days after the Invasion
Roger Haberer clearly remembers the day he was picked with a group of men to be dropped off at Normandy, France. They arrived on June 15th, 1944, only nine days after the beginning of Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion which led to the Allied victory in Europe. He said the beach was far from being cleared off from all the fighting. Corporal Haberer had been trained in the Army Air Corp’s 9th Air Force, 1st Mobile Photo Supply & Maintenance Division as part of a massive support group for the final push to Germany. The 9th Air Force was by far the largest tactical air component in the European Theatre. It had been officially reconstituted in the United Kingdom on October 16, 1943.