Omaha Beach

   Omaha Beach was the code name given to one of the U.S. locations in the Normandy landing on D-Day 6 June 1944. Situated between Sainte-Honorine-de-Pertes and Vierville-sur-Mer in northern France, the beach is five miles long and was heavily defended by German forces. The U.S. forces, many of them blown off course, suffered their heaviest casualties of the invasion, losing almost 3,000 out of the 34,000 troops who landed. The landing was ultimately successful only because of resourceful leadership on the beach and naval bombardment that gradually destroyed the enemy emplacements.

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  • Omaha Beach — ▪ World War II Introduction  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 …   Universalium

  • Omaha Beach — beach of Normandy (France) where the D day invasion of Allied troops took place in 1944 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Omaha Beach — geographical name W central part of Normandy beaches NW France NW of Bayeux; in World War II landing place of American army during invasion of France June 6, 1944 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Omaha Beach — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Beast of Omaha Beach — Hein Severloh (rechts) mit Hobbyhistoriker M. R. Galle in Arromanches. Anfang Oktober 2001 Heinrich Severloh (* 23. Juni 1923 in Metzingen (heute Gemeinde Eldingen); † 14. Januar 2006 in Lachendorf) war zur Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs Soldat der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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