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By: Mikayla Martin & Josh Hunter

Allied invasion of Northern Europe June 6th, 1944, Greatest seaborne invasion in history Turning point in war

Day and hour on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated In combination with figures they indicate the length of time preceding or following a specific action

Code name for Battle of Normandy Largest air, land, and sea operation Included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and 150,000 service men

Most kept secret until the hour of attack Constantly trying to throw off Germans about the location and time Not even the soldiers knew

"D-Day Landings Map." Map. Location Map. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

Operation Overlord Political Cartoon. Digital image. Sonoran News. 06 June. 2012. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.

D-Day mission code words appeared in the Daily Telegraph crossword puzzles Students over heard soldier talking about the mission Teacher had no idea what the words meant Observer Reporter News Article

"D-Day Code Words." Observer Reporter [Washington] 22 May 1984: D-2. Google Archives. Web. 10 Nov. 2013.

Only battleship to make it out of Pearl Harbor Played key role in naval gun support Received several torpedo's and bombings But was repaired in time to help fight at DDay

USS Nevada (BB-36). 1944. Photograph. National Archives, College Park. Naval Historical Center. History.navymil.com, 18 Oct. 200. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

First to arrive:
Captain Frank Lillymen Parachuted onto Normandy Beach

Medal of Valor

First to die:
Lt. Robert Mathias of 82nd Airborne Division Sustained a bullet-died mid-air

The first two British soldiers to die were:


Lt. Den Brotheridge of the 6th Airborne Division Lance Corporal Fred Greehalgh.

Brotheridge was shot in the neck Greehalgh immediately drowned when he stepped out of Brotheridges glider.

Highest losses suffered during attack on Normandy 16% killed within the first couple of hours Reason: Parachute Harnesses After: Began using quick release chutes made by British

Many of the German defenders were not even German Nazis recruited a number of non-Germans to serve as coastal units.

Most German mines failed to detonate Timers were set to sink after the Spring Figured invasion would take place in Spring

German Sea Mine. 2011. Photograph. CNet. News.cnet.com. CBS, 28 June 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

Remote controlled tank-shaped vehicle Packed with 75 kg of high explosives Failed to detonate due to damage to cables

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Goliath Tank.Photograph. The History Heap. Blogger, 12 Jan. 2012. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

More than half the DD tanks didn't make it to Omaha Beach Most ended up sinking just short of the beaches Hit by mines and faulty planning

Robinson, Denis. M4 Sherman Tanks.Photograph. Warinphotos.com. Beach Assault Studios, 13 May 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

Redgap, Curtis. M4 Sherman Tank.Photograph. Allpar.com. Allpar, Apr. 2006. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

6,939 naval ships deployed, holding 195,000 sailors 127 Allied aircrafts were shot down on D-Day alone, not counting the nearly 2,000 other planes that were destroyed during the summer of 1944 Ammunition was the largest shipment from the U.S., totaling half a million tons.

Estimated Battle Casualties, Normandy Invasion, World War II. Digital image. Death Toll after Operation Overlord. Web. 4 Nov. 2013.

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