In September 1944, American Rifleman’s former editor, an accredited war correspondent, had his first dispatch published after the invasion of Normandy. Read the story here about how American riflemen used their marksmanship skills to defeat the Nazis in the breakout from the hedgerows.
As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, we look back at the infantry arms-both well known and forgotten-used on this pivotal "Day of Days" in American history. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration/U.S. Army Signal Corps)
The U.S. Army Rangers storming Pointe Du Hoc were not the only Allied troops using Vickers K Guns on D-Day. If you read about the K Gun in Marty Morgan’s "The Forgotten Guns of D-Day" article and were curious about the Vickers K Gun, here’s more on British Commandoes use of them.