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D-Day produced thousands of code names, acronyms, abbreviations and many other strange and unusual terms and names!

We have compiled a list of some of the most common terms related to D-Day. If you think something is missing, please let us know.

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"d-day"

D-Day

The ‘D’ in D-Day does not stand for anything. It comes from the word ‘Day’, and ‘D-Day’ means the day on which a military operation begins. The term “D-Day” has been used for many different operations, but it is most well-known for the Allied landings in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944.