Omaha Beach - D-Day June 6, 1944
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Omaha Beach - D-Day June 6, 1944?
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On D-Day, what was the untested Infantry Division, joined by eight
companies of U.S. Rangers redirected from Pointe du Hoc, were to
assault the western half of the beach?
29th Infantry Division
31st Infantry Division
35th Infantry Division
2) What was the battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division was given
the eastern half?
3) How many sectors was Omaha Beach divided into?
4) Despite these preparations, very little went according to
plan. Ten landing craft were lost before they even reached the
beach, swamped by the rough seas. Seasickness was also prevalent
among the troops waiting offshore.
5) As early as 07:30 survivors of what Company 2nd Rangers, who
had landed 45 minutes earlier on the right flank of Omaha in the
first wave, had scaled the Omaha Beach cliffs?
6) What loss of the majority of this equipment made the task of
organizing the scattered and dispirited troops even more
difficult, and those command groups that did make the shore were
limited in their effect to their immediate locality?
7) Unnamed lieutenant, Easy Red sector said "Are you going
to lay there and get killed, or get up and do something about
8) The only artillery support available to the troops in making
these tentative advances came from the navy.
What was one of the
destroyers used on Omaha Beach?
9) Of the 2,400 tons of supplies scheduled to be landed on
D-Day, only 2,000 tons actually landed.
10) Once the beachhead had been secured Omaha Beach became the
location of one of the two prefabricated artificial harbors towed
in pieces across the English Channel and assembled just off shore.
What were these artificial harbors known as?