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.
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