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D Day


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D Day

  1. 1. D-Day
  2. 2. Operation Overlord <ul><li>General Dwight D. Eisenhower was selected to be the commander of the operation </li></ul><ul><li>Operation entailed “landing nine divisions of sea and airborne troops, over 150,000 men, along a 50-mile stretch of coast in 24 hours” </li></ul>
  3. 3. June 6, 1944 <ul><li>D-Day was the term used for the day an operation or attack was to be initiated </li></ul><ul><li>June 5, 1944 was the original date for D-Day </li></ul><ul><li>A storm that arose on the English Channel threatened the operation so it was postponed until June 6, 1944. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Airborne <ul><li>Mission: to confuse the Germans, protect the flanks of troops coming ashore, secure beach exits and capture certain targets </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20,000 men </li></ul><ul><li>American Airborne landed behind Omaha beach </li></ul><ul><li>British Airborne landed behind sword beach </li></ul>
  5. 5. Air forces <ul><li>11,000 air craft were part of Operation Overlord </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 air crafts flew directly over the convoys </li></ul><ul><li>Bombers targeted supply lines bridges, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Right before troops landed, 10,000 tons of bombs and 5,000 artillery rounds (35 minutes) were dropped on German positions </li></ul>
  6. 7. Utah <ul><li>6:30 am the attack began on Utah beach </li></ul><ul><li>First wave ended up 2,000 yards south of initial landing point because of strong currents </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 200 casualties </li></ul>
  7. 8. Omaha
  8. 9. <ul><li>Wide sandy beach </li></ul><ul><li>Cliffs at each end of beach </li></ul><ul><li>Fortified bluff behind the beach </li></ul><ul><li>32 out of 36 amphibious tanks sank off shore </li></ul><ul><li>Many soldiers were killed waiting to get off boats or coming onto the beach </li></ul><ul><li>----- </li></ul><ul><li>Navy destroyers moved close to shore </li></ul><ul><li>Officers organized mixed companies </li></ul>Omaha “… I became a visitor to hell.” --Pfc. Harry Parley, 116th Infantry Regiment, US 29th Division
  9. 10. Pointe du Hoc <ul><li>U.S. Army Rangers </li></ul><ul><li>Elite soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Trained to accomplish an amphibious landing, scale the cliffs, and destroy battery </li></ul><ul><li>50 % casualties </li></ul>
  10. 11. Pointe du Hoc
  11. 12. Sword <ul><li>British Division </li></ul><ul><li>Smooth landing </li></ul><ul><li>City of Caen – D-day Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Remained in German control for weeks </li></ul>
  12. 13. Gold <ul><li>British 50 th Division </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;It was absolutely like clockwork” -Lt. Pat Blamey, British 50th Division, Gold Beach </li></ul>
  13. 14. Juno <ul><li>Canadian 3 rd Division </li></ul><ul><li>Rough seas </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 landing craft destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1300 casualties </li></ul>
  14. 16. Sources <ul><li>The National World War II Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The National D-Day Museum </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>,app,brum,detr,swann,look,gottscho,pan,horyd,genthe,var,cai,cd,hh,yan,bbcards,lomax,ils,prok,brhc,nclc,matpc,iucpub,tgmi,lamb:80:./temp/~pp_D4FZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>