Remembering D-Day

From left: Author Gary Mormino, military historian William Polson, First Lt. Gerald Berry (retired) and Florida Matters host Carson Cooper

June 6, 2015 will mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day, the historic military landing at Normandy during World War II. We a look at D-Day through the eyes of a C-47 pilot who was there.  First Lt. Gerald “Bud” Berry -- who is now 94 and lives in Clearwater -- was among those who flew paratroopers behind enemy lines in the hours before the beach invasion. 

1st Lt. USAAF (retired)
MacDill AFB 6th Air Mobility Wing Historian
Retired USF History Professor, now with Florida Humanities Council

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Florida Matters: D-Day 70th Anniversary

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D-Day Minus One (1945)

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Tampa Goes to War

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Plant City Goes to War

Original Broadcast Date: 
05/26/15

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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