Eighty years ago today, the fighting continued between German and Allied forces in Normandy. The Allies were busy liberating occupied towns, while the Germans were trying to slow them down or halt them. But the Allies had focused their air power to the point that they had absolute control of the skies over Normandy, and Allied warships were happy to provide artillery support to any location in need of major hammering. The Allies were busy building a new runway above Omaha Beach to send wounded back to England for treatment, and creating two new artificial ports through the rapid expedient of driving old ships in and sinking them to create new breakwaters. The Allies were building the infrastructure they needed to maintain their beachhead in Fortress Europe.