Contributed by Else Martin
JUNE 6 — On this day in 1944, Allied forces land troops on Normandy beaches for the largest amphibious landing in history — Operation Overlord (D‑Day).
April 10, 1941 the C3 Cargo Ship
“SS EXCELSIOR” — 3rd built by Ingalls
Hull No. 255, was ready for delivery.
Became ATS — Army Transport Service
Renamed SS LYON
Just one of several Ingalls built ships that
CARRIED TROOPS TO NORMANY from the United Kingdom
on D‑DAY, JUNE 6, 1944.
RECEIVED 5 BATTLE STARS IN WORLD WAR II