Omaha Beach

By: Morgan Rosenbaum and Collin Lore

Introduction

World War II was one of the worst wars in history. It did however have it’s share of heroes and good samaritans. One of these heroes was Norman Cota. He served at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of France in Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious landing in history. D-Day had many heroes as well, saving the soldiers from the German gunfire and mortars. These brave souls served their countries well and deserve to be remembered as we remember war hero Norman Cota.

Omaha Beach

Artifacts:Gun and Granade by Omaha Beach

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Artifact: higgins boat by Omaha Beach

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artifact: german artillery peice by Omaha Beach

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Artifact:croix de guerre by Omaha Beach

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Artifacts- Flags by Omaha Beach

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Artifact:messerschmitt airplane by Omaha Beach

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Artifacts:Helmet by Omaha Beach

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Artifacts:Dog Tag by Omaha Beach

Norman Cota

Norman Cota was a true war hero. At D-Day he singlehandedly saved almost 20 people on the beach alone. He rallied scared soldiers and led them away to cover front the German machine guns. He was one of the highest ranking officers that was on Omaha beach that day. He was a part of the 116th infantry regiment and he directed the main attack on Omaha beach. He also motivated scared soldiers and helped them get through the battle alive. Norman was just a soldier like everyone else but the circumstances created a hero that we still remember today.


Are Heroes Born or Created?

We found that soldiers are created by circumstances that require them. People may be born with hero like qualities but people aren't born a a hero.