D-Day

June 6, 1944

-June 6, 1944

-West Coast of Normandy, France

-More than 160,000 Allied troops.

-Over 3,000 ships were used in the invasion.

-Originally scheduled for June 5th, but was delayed to June sixth because of bad weather.

-2,000 Allie aircraft conducted pre-dawn bombing raids along the beaches.

-Americans attacked Utah and Omaha beaches, the British at Gold and Sword, and the Canadians at Juno beach.

-More than 156,000 troops successfully stormed Normandy's beaches.

-In total, more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives.

-In less than a week, the beaches were secured with 326,000 troops, more than 50,000 vehicles and about 100,000 tons of equipment in Normandy.

-By the end of June, approximately 850,000 men and 150,000 vehicles landed on the West Coast of France.

References

Drez, Ronald J. Remember D-day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2004. Print.

Appleby, Joyce Oldham. The American Vision: Modern times. Columbus, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.

"D-DAY: JUNE 6, 1944:." The National WWII Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.

"Home | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army." Home | D-Day | June 6, 1944 | The United States Army. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.

“D-Day.” History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.

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