D-Day: 70th Anniversary

D-Day Ohio: Normandy Invasion Re-Enactment

Belleville and Nutley Casualties, and more

On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed on the beaches at Normandy aiming at the ultimate defeat of Hitler's war machine.


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Anthony Buccino researched and met local veterans of the D-Day invasion. He has written about survivors and the fallen from Belleville and Nutley, N.J. Between the two small northern New Jersey towns, at least 70 young men perished in the Normandy invasion of Fortress Europe and V-E Day.

Nutley lost 92 sons who died in WWII. More than 110 Belleville sons died in WWII.

In August 2013, Buccino spent a few days among the D-Day landing re-enactors at D-Day Ohio in Conneaut, Ohio.

He has spent many days touring The National D-Day Museum/National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

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Falduti Parachutes into Normandy on D-Day

Nelson Rummel Recalls D-Day at Omaha Beach

Andriola Arrives in Normandy on D+3

Normandy Invasion - Belleville, N.J.

Normandy Invasion - Nutley, N.J.

Brothers Tell of Cherbourg Battle

Francisco POW at Cherbourg

Infantryman Describes Fighting In Normandy

The Longest Day for a Birthday by Anthony Buccino

D-Day Ohio by Anthony Buccino

D-Day Ohio - 2013 - Photo by Anthony Buccino. All rights reserved

D-Day Conneaut brings together the die-hard re-enactors (most will sleep in their bivouac during the event) with vendors of nearly everything a collector needs from belt buckles and canteens to steel-pot helmets (for various armies) and a replica side-car motorcycle.

Anthony Buccino joined nearly 20,000 re-enactors and visitors on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, 2013, on the shore of Lake Erie at Conneaut Township Park in Conneaut, Ohio.

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D-Day Ohio event organizers expect 2014's 15th annual D-Day Conneaut re-enactment of the Normandy Invasion on Aug. 22 and 23, 2014, to draw the largest turnout yet. The event will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day assault.

In the meantime, the group acquired the First Hungarian Reformed Church and will create a local museum that will be home to World War II and 1940s artifacts.

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70th Anniversary

The Longest Day – by Cornelius Ryan – 70th Anniversary Edition

D-Day Remembered: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris

 The Big Red One: America's Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm

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Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War

The Nutley Sons and Belleville Sons honor roll projects are serious writing about a serious subject. With his daughter Andrea, two paperbacks were published based on the research about the men from Nutley, N.J., and Belleville, N.J., who died in service to their country. In 2011, he published Belleville and Nutley in the Civil War, a Brief History.

In May 2005, a new memorial to nine men who died in peacetime was dedicated in Nutley - based on the research in Nutley Sons Honor Roll.

In November 2005, more than 150 names were added to the Belleville memorial on Union Avenue, after having the blank slate for 50 years awaiting the list of names which was based on the research in Belleville Sons Honor Roll.

In 2006, six street names in a new residential development City Homes at Essex Park in Belleville, N.J., were renamed to honor veterans and four of the Belleville heroes who died while in service.

Buccino was named the recipient of the UNICO National 2005 Grand Order Filippo Mazzei William Paca Americanism Award.

D-Day Ohio

World War II Museum, New Orleans, La.

National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.

National Warplane Museum

Normandy Research Foundation


The Big Red One

The Longest Day

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Additional Reading

Americans At War by Stephen E. Ambrose

Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

D-DAY June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II  by Stephen E. Ambrose

Pegasus Bridge by Stephen E. Ambrose

The Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose

The D-Day Experience: From The Invasion to the Liberation of Paris - by Richard Holmes

The Bedford Boys - One American Town's Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice - Alex Kershaw

The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus

The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day by Cornelius Ryan

D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose

D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Battle for the Normandy Beaches by Stephen E. Ambrose

A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II by Cornelius Ryan

The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion by Martin K. A. Morgan

The D-Day Assault: A 70th Anniversary Guide to the Normandy Landings by Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy

Last Stop Before Destiny: The 101st Airborne Division in England 1943/44 by Mattew Pellett

LIFE D-Day: Remembering the Battle that Won the War - 70 Years Later

The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day and the Bridgehead by Leo Marriott and Simon Forty

A Long Way from Home: The Memoir of John Cipolla, 101st Airborne Division, 1942-1945 by Matt Fox

Fighting Fox Company: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers by Bill Brown and Terry Poyser

Ernie Pyle's War - America's Eyewitness to World War II - by James Tobin

Brave Men by Ernie Pyle

Here is Your War by Ernie Pyle

Bill Mauldin's Army - Bill Mauldin's Greatest World War II Cartoons

Saving Private Ryan - by Max Allan Collins

Windtalkers - Max Allan Collins

The Thin Red Line by James Jones

Nightmare on IWO - Patrick F. Caruso

Marine Combat Correspondent World War II in the Pacific by Samuel E. Stavinsky

Before Their Time by Robert Kotlowitz

Another River, Another Town by John P. Irwin

The Souvenir by Louise Steinman

There'll Come A Day - Jane Hagedorn

Letters Home 1944-1945, Women Airforce Service Pilots - Bernice 'Bee' Falk Haydu

What They Didn't Teach You About World War II by Mike Wright

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

Snoopers by Stephen M. Perrone

Duty - by Bob Greene

Reporting World War II - American Journalism 1938 - 1946

World War II on the Air - Mark Bernstein & Alex Lubertozzi

Forgotten Heroes of World War II - Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers - by Thomas E. Simmons

Lost in the Victory - Reflections of American War Orphans of World War II - Calvin L. Christman

Women in Aviation

The Boys From New Jersey - Tom Kindre

'The Good War' An Oral History of WWII - Studs Terkel

Shep's Army: Bummers, Blisters and Boondoggles By Jean Shepherd, Eugene B. Bergmann (Editor)

Anthony Buccino, Conneaut, Ohio, August 2013.

New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

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