Interested in Learning More about the Big Red One or WWII in general here are some links to keep you going.
In order to understand why it was necessary for American soldiers to overthrow Nazi tyranny, it is useful to read German propaganda that inspired Nazis to commit heinous evil.
This links to a leaflet the Germans distributed in an effort to undermine morale of Allied troops shortly after June 6, 1944
This link demonstrates the importance of how social studies is taught. This excerpt from a wartime German geography textbook justifies Nazi aggression.
This site conveys Hitler's utter manipulation of language - "all" he wanted was peace.
These sites provide maps for many of the most important battles of World War Two
Congressional Medals of Honor:
See Medal of Honor citations for 1st ID recipient Carlton Barrett, Bobbie Brown, Arthur F. DeFranzo*, Walter Ehlers, Robert T. Henry*, Jake W. Lindsey, Francis X. McGraw*, Gino J. Merli, Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.,* George Peterson*, John J. Pinder, Jr.,* James W. Reese*, Joseph E. Schaefer, Max Thompson, Henry F. Warner,* and Walter J. Will*, among many others from other units.
[Those marked with an asterisk were killed in the action]
U.S. Army narrative of Normandy operations, June 6 to July 24, 1944
This describes the man-made harbors the Allies brought along to enable them to unload cargo across the beaches
These links describe the pipeline under the Channel that helped supply fuel.
Two general sources on D-Day are:
Pearl Harbor (frequently asked questions and links):
While these links focus on North Africa, there are links from the homepage for the second site to lots of topics.
442nd Regimental Combat Team (See Section V):