D-Day Omaha Beach By Dayton Kuehl

Landing area in Normandy, northern France used by Allied forces on D-Day, Omaha beach was difficult because German fire almost disintegrated the American assault. Omar Bradley, commander of American forces at Utah and Omaha beach, decided to make evacuation plans.

2,500 Americans were wounded or injured at Omaha Beach, but the job was done:American had successfully claimed Omaha Beach.

Map of Landing Beaches

Who/Where

Omaha beach was American forces vs German forces

Omaha Beach took place at Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Vierville-sur-Mer, in France on June 6, 1944

Facts

1.Today Omaha Beach is dotted with the remains of German Bunkers

2. On the shore, there is a stainless-steel sculpture called Les Braves commemorating American soldiers

3. There is also a Overlord Museum displaying tanks, artillery, and dioramas

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