How AP covered the D-Day landings and lost photographer Bede Irvin in the battle for Normandy

NEW YORK (AP) — When Associated Press correspondent Don Whitehead arrived with other journalists in southern England to cover the Allies' imminent D-Day invasion of Normandy, a U.S. commander offered them a no-nonsense welcome.

"We'll do everything we can to help you get your stories and to take care of you. If you're wounded, we'll put you in a hospital. If you're killed, we'll bury you. So don't worry about anything," said Maj. Gen. Clarence R. Heubner of the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division.

It was early June 1944 — just before the long-anticipated Normandy landings that ultimately liberated...


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