Hannah Adams and Lydia Morrison
- 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