D-DAY: 75 YEARS LATER

Locals share memories of WWII’s most epic battle


WITNESSES TO HISTORY—From left: Harry Norkin, Len Zerlin and Ferd Wright, who passed away in 2016. All three Ventura County men experienced D-Day from different vantage points. DIANNE AVERY/Acorn newspapers

Seventy-five years ago today, the tides of World War II turned on the beaches of northern France.

Operation Overlord, known to civilians as D-Day, sent over 5,000 ships and landing craft to the Normandy coast while 11,000 aircraft flew missions overhead in the largest amphibian landing ...

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