By: Megan Murphy and Angela Kruger
- 160,000 troops landed on D-Day
first day: 3 US divisions 2 British divisions 1 Canadian division
German soldiers would stay in pillboxes
D-Day can also be called the invasion of Normandy, which is a beach that the Allied soldiers fought to capture. It was a stretch 50 miles that the 160,000 tried to take over.
However D-Day also involved other beaches that had differing importance. The other beaches were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. Omaha was the most heavily defended beach that connected British and US beaches. Juno was taken by the 3rd Canadian division and despite heavy opposition they made it the furthest inland.
The 101st Airborne
Waiting to Jump
The goal of the 101st airborne was to infiltrate behind German lines by parachuting before the actual attack.
During the Jump
Many of the jumpers missed their target landing spot do to heavy fog. This required the troops to find their units after landing. 15,000 troops were either killed or captured before the battle began.
After the Jump
Once reunited with their units soldiers had problems locating their target site. However after the reinforcements of the 51st arrived they were able to secure their zones.