I On June 6, 1944, along the Normandy coast of France near Caen, the five Allied assault beaches were west to east: Utah and Omaha for the Americans, and Gold, Juno and Sword for the British and.
There were five landing zones, given special code names: Juno Beach (Canada); Gold Beach (United Kingdom); Sword Beach (United Kingdom and France); and Utah Beach and Omaha Beach (United States). Seven thousand vessels of all types, including 284 major combat vessels, took part in Operation Neptune, the assault phase of the D-Day offensive.
Five sections of the Normandy shoreline were chosen for the invasion and codenamed: Gold, Sword Beach, Omaha, Utah, and Juno. Taking control of Sword Beach was crucial in protecting the eastern flank from the possibility of a German armored counterattack. The Allies’ subsequent victory at Sword Beach spelled the beginning of their triumph over Nazi Germany in all of Europe and the Western.
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Omaha and Utah beaches were assulted by American forces. Juno, Sword and Gold beaches were assaulted by British and Canadian forces.
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The five infantry divisions, two British, one Canadian and two American were assigned to beaches code-named, from east to west, Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. Three airborne divisions would land ahead of the main invasion to delay enemy movements and facilitate expansion of the bridgehead. Two American airborne divisions would land behind the western assault and the British airborne on the.