by: Gunnar and Daniel
Omaha Beach: This was the most fortified beach that had high bluffs that were defended by funneled mortars, machine guns, and artillery. Most of the landings drifted eastwards, missing their assigned sectors and the assault waves of tanks because of issues of navigation. There were 16 tanks that landed upon the shores of Omaha and only 2 of those tanks survived the landing.
U.S Troop LandingsOn June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. This was one of the` most deadliest battles in the whole war. Even though the cost of D-Day was in big numbers with thousands of troops dead, the allied forces from there could march through Europe and eventually defeat the armies of Hitler.
Casualties (Omaha)On June 6th the U.S invaded the Omaha beach area in Normandy. It was the largest region and by far the most deadliest area of all. It was covered by cliffs which made it difficult for troops to attack. The only way off the beach was to scale the cliffs, led by rangers, this was how the Americans escaped the beach. By midday the Germans were becoming weak and lessened, by Nightfall the Americans had there part of the land. 34,00 American troops landed there that day and at the end there was 2,400 casualties.
Casualties (Utah)Utah beach was the furthest West of all the beaches on D-day. It was 3 miles wide and really consisted with sandy dunes and German fortresses. This battle was mainly aerial in this area as the 101st airborne did a lot of work to weaken the German defenses. At the end of the day 20,000 U.S men landed on Utah beach and less than 300 men were casualties of that battle on D-day.