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1 D-Day June 6th, 1944

2 Operation Overlord Dwight D. Eisenhower – General Plan
Cross the English Channel 82nd, 101st Airborne Hit Normandy, France 5 “beaches” or landing zones Omaha and Utah – U.S. Gold, Juno, Sword – British and Canadian

3 Operation Fortitude Designed to convince the Germans the attack was coming elsewhere Bombed other regions in attempt to “soften them up” Navy Air Force Created fake unit via radio Dummy paratroopers Germans were convinced the attack was somewhere else

4 German preperations General Rommel In charge of building Atlantic Wall
Concrete bunkers Pillboxes Flooded areas to prevent glider landings Rommelspargel – poles in ground with explosives

5 Invasion Delayed one day due to weather Beaches:
Sword – British, light casualties Juno – Canadians, heavy resistance, still reached objectives Gold – heavy casualties Omaha – U.S. – most heavily fortified, order to abandon beach almost given Utah – U.S. lightest casualties

6 Total Casualties Allies: Germans: Total – 10,264
Total – Between 4,000-9,000



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