2 Operation Overlord Dwight D. Eisenhower – General Plan Cross the English Channel82nd, 101st AirborneHit Normandy, France5 “beaches” or landing zonesOmaha and Utah – U.S.Gold, Juno, Sword – British and Canadian
3 Operation FortitudeDesigned to convince the Germans the attack was coming elsewhereBombed other regions in attempt to “soften them up”NavyAir ForceCreated fake unit via radioDummy paratroopersGermans were convinced the attack was somewhere else
4 German preperations General Rommel In charge of building Atlantic Wall Concrete bunkersPillboxesFlooded areas to prevent glider landingsRommelspargel – poles in ground with explosives
5 Invasion Delayed one day due to weather Beaches: Sword – British, light casualtiesJuno – Canadians, heavy resistance, still reached objectivesGold – heavy casualtiesOmaha – U.S. – most heavily fortified, order to abandon beach almost givenUtah – U.S. lightest casualties
6 Total Casualties Allies: Germans: Total – 10,264 Total – Between 4,000-9,000
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