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    • Sam Maneval
    •  George C. Marshall led the planning of operation overlord  Everyone be leaved that he would lead the invasion but he decided to stay in Washington and advise president Roosevelt  General Eisenhower led the invasion instead
    •  The allies gave germany false clues to make them be leave the invasion would be near Calais on the English channel  The allies true target was Normandy  On June 6,1944 the invasion began
    • Aircrafts caring paratrooper wore the first wave  of the attack The job of the paratroopers was to block roads to  the beaches and stop Germany troops from getting to the beach and so that the allies could move inland once the invasion was complete The drops did not go as planed because of darkness,  confutation, and enemy fire. All most all of the teems did not land where they  wore sabots to men fond themselves alone and looking for each other it cased much confusion As troops were dropped they wore picked off by  German troops One out of five men was killed, wounded, or  imprisoned
    •  Five beaches wore targeted the sword beach, Juno beach, Gold beach, Omaha beach, and Utah beach  The U.S. would invade two islands Utah, and the Omaha beaches  The Canadians goy one beaches Juno beach  The British got two beaches the Sword, and the Gold beaches  The troops would be drooped at the beaches by naïve and use shuttles to get to shore
    •  When the Canadian troops landed the tide was up and there wore mines under the water and when the shuttles hit the bottom they wore destroyed 30% of settles wore lost  Most men had to wade on to the beach  Once they wore on the beach they wore hit with a wall of enemy fire
    •  This beach was the hardest to capture  It was six miles wide and the largest of the 5 beaches  It was over looked by cliffs  The beach was lined with dragons teeth and heavily mined
    •  The capture of this beach was the most successful  The beach was littered with Rommel's and mines  German defense had been neutralized by constant and accurate naval bombardment
    •  The area around the beach was lightly defended compared to the others  The troops met with little resistant's  The troops moved swiftly off the beach and met up with paratrooper that had landed in land
    • German fortifications wore weak compared to the  ones on Omaha beach The paratroopers dropped in this area created  confusion and uncertainty for the Germans in this area The air drop went according to plan but the sea  landing did not go so well Strong currents took the landing crafts 2000  meters away from original landing Pont Where they landed was less defended  Not nearly as many men wore lost as on Omaha  beach Commander ordered advance and by noon they had  met up with group on paratroopers
    •  All beaches resulted in allied victory  Not long after they recaptured Normandy