A Douglas Boston of No. 88 Squadron RAF, equipped with smoke dispensers, flies low over the English Channel to the Normandy landing areas, to lay a smoke screen in front of the Allied invasion fleet.

We’re deafened by the airplanes, which make a never-ending round, very low; obviously what I thought were German airplanes are quite simply English ones, protecting the landing. Coming from the sea, a dense artificial cloud; its ominous and begins to be alarming; the first hiss over our heads.

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