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  1. Omaha Beach - Wikipedia

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    Omaha, commonly known as Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. " Omaha" refers to an 8-kilometer (5 mi) section of the coast of Normandy , France, facing the English Channel , from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the Douve River estuary.

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  2. Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944 - HistoryOfWar.org

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    Omaha Beach at Midnight, 6-7 June 1944 The five draws all fell in the American hands by the end of the day, and the focus of the battle moved away from the prepared German defences on the coast to the three villages.

  3. Omaha Beach | Facts, Map, & Normandy Invasion | Britannica

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    Omaha Beach, second beach from the west among the five landing areas of the Normandy Invasion of World War II. It was assaulted on June 6, 1944 (D-Day of the invasion), by units of the U.S. 29th and 1st infantry divisions, many of whose soldiers were drowned during the approach from ships offshore or were killed by defending fire from German troops placed on heights surrounding the beach.

  4. D-Day 1944: Navy battleship 16-inch guns bombarded Nazis at ...

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    Jun 06, 2019 · While recalling the naval portion of the assault, called Operation Neptune, Nasuti made a point to emphasize naval forces were supporting U.S. Army troops fighting ashore. Troops crouch inside a...

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  5. Normandy landings - Wikipedia

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    (Battle of Normandy) The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

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  7. Omaha Beach And The Untold Horrors Of WWII's D-Day

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    May 22, 2019 · Omaha Beach And The Untold Horrors Of D-Day Thousands of Allied troops were killed in the D-Day battle of Omaha Beach, when Germany's brutal defense caught them off-guard. June 6, 1944 — also known as D-Day — was perhaps the single greatest turning point of World War II.

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  9. Normandy: 6-7 June 1944 Assault Landing. One of the first waves at Omaha Beach. (Coast Guard Photo 2343) This list identifies Army units that were awarded assault landing credit for the Normandy...

  10. D-Day - June 6, 1944: On the Beach

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    \\"Our assault boat hit a sandbar. I looked over the ramp and we were at least seventy-five yards from the shore, and we had hoped for a dry landing. I told the coxswain, \\"Try to get in further.\\" He screamed he couldn't. That British seaman had all the guts in the world but couldn't get off the sandbar. I told him to drop the ramp or we were going to die right there. We had been trained for years not to go off the front of the ramp, because the boat might get rocked by a wave and run over you. So we went off the sides. I looked to my right and saw a B Company boat next to us with Lt. Bob Fitzsimmons, a good friend, take a direct hit on the ramp from a mortar or mine. I thought, there goes half of B Company. My platoon sergeant, Bill White, an ex-jockey whom we called Whitey, took charge. He was small, very active, and very courageous. He led what few men were left of the first platoon and started up the cliffs. I crawled and staggered forward as far as I could to some cover in the bushes behind a villa. There was a round stone well with a bucket and handle that turned the rope. It was so inviting. I was alone and I wanted that water so bad. But years of training told me it was booby-trapped. I looked up at the top of the cliffs and thought, I can't make it on this leg. Where was everyone? Had they all quit? Then I heard Dreher yelling, 'Come on up. These trenches are empty.' Then Kraut burp guns cut loose. I thought, oh God, I can't get there! I heard an American tommy gun, and Courtney shouted, 'Damn it, Dreher! They're empty now.' There was more German small-arms fire and German grenades popping. I could hear Whitey yelling, 'Cover me!' I heard Garfield Ray's BAR [Browning automatic rifle] talking American. Then there was silence. My years of training told me there would be a counterattack. I gathered the wounded by the seaway and told them to arm themselves as well as possible. I said if the Germans come we are either going to be captured or die on the beach, but we might as well take the Germans with us. I know it sounds ridiculous, but ten or fifteen Rangers lay there, facing up to the cliffs, praying that Sgt. White, Courtney, Dreher, and the 5th Ranger Battalion would get to the guns. Our fight was over unless the Germans counterattacked. I looked back to the sea. There was nothing. There were no reinforcements. I thought the invasion had been abandoned. We would be dead or prisoners soon. Everyone had withdrawn and left us. Well, we had tried. Some guy crawled over and told me he was a colonel from the 29th Infantry Division. He said for us to relax, we were going to be okay. D, E, and F Companies were on the Pointe. The guns had been destroyed. A and B Companies and the 5th Rangers were inland. The 29th and Ist Divisions were getting off the beaches. This colonel looked at me and said, 'You've done your job.\\" I answered, 'How? By using up two rounds of German ammo on my legs?\\" Despite the awful pain, I hoped to catch up with the platoon the next day.\\"

    There were some Rangers gathered at the seaway - Sgt. William Courtney, Pvt. William Dreher, Garfield Ray, Gabby Hart, Sgt. Charles Berg. I yelled at them, 'You have to get off of here! You have to get up and get the guns!' They were gone immediately.

    This eyewitness account appears in: Astor, Gerald, June 6, 1944: The Voices of D-Day (1994;Keegan, John, The Book Of War (1999); Ryan, Cornelius, The Longest Day: June 6, 1944 (1975). How To Cite This Article: \\"Invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944: On the Beach\\" EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (2010).

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