D-Day Normandy

Hannah Adams and Lydia Morrison

25 facts

- The U.S. army remembers the day D-Day occurred in WW2. It occurred on June 6,1944.

- The term D-Day is used for the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated.

- D-Day was meant to mean the date that the Allied forces were to land on the beaches in Normandy, France.

- On D-Day there were about 156,000 troops in Normandy.

- In the attack of Normandy there were 127 aircraft lost.

- Since, 1940 the allied forces had been waiting to return to France to take over Hitlers forces. In 1944 they finally got their chance

- Four thousand ships released 133,000 troops onto the Normandy beaches.

- A further 23,000 parachuted from 822 aircraft.

-There were 6,939 naval ships deployed, holding 195,000 sailors.

-The first U.S. soldier that died on D-Day was Robert Mathias. He sustained a bullet wound in the chest right before he jumped out of his aircraft and died mid air.

- the cost of D-Day was high

- More than 9,000 allied soldiers were killed or wounded.

- more than 100,000 soldiers began to march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

- Eisenhower initially selected June 5, 1944, as the date for the invasion. However , bad weather caused it to be delayed for 24 hours,according to the History Channel.

- The Normandy landing code name was operation Neptune.

-in operation Neptune the allies invaded Normandy beach

- The countries that fought at Normandy include U.S., Britain, Canada, and Germany

- The United States shipped 7 million tons of supplies

- there were about 5,000 ships and landing craft

- there were 50,000 vehicles

- there were 11,000 planes

-It's the largest seaborne invasion in history

- 6.000 paratroopers died

- nearly 2,000 planes were destroyed during the summer of 1944

- the invasion began at 6:30 am

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