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D-Day. Soomin Kim & Lukas Gabrys. O peration Overlord. Man Behind the Plan General D w ig ht D. Eise n hower Born Oct o ber 14th, 1890 , in Den ison , Texas.

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D day

D-Day

Soomin Kim

&

Lukas Gabrys


O peration overlord

Operation Overlord

Man Behind the Plan

  • General DwightD. Eisenhower

    • Born October 14th, 1890, in Denison, Texas.

    • Served two years with the19th Infantry at Fort Sam Houston, Texas,Eisenhower's reputation grew when WWI ensued.

    • Due to his successes, the Combined Chiefs of Staff named him Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forcefor the invasion of Normandy, Code named Operation OVERLORD, the attack was to be the decisive act of World War II


Operation overload cont

Operation Overload (cont.)

Purpose

  • Open up a northern and western front

  • Ultimately unseat Hitler and end WWII

    What/When?

  • Overload was the Invasion of Normandy and continued until August 19,1944

  • Invasion put into action June 6,1944 with Operation “Neptune”

  • Had a number of smaller invasions

    Figures

  • 12 000 planes

  • 7000 vessels

  • 160 000 troops


Why normandy

Resolution of D-Day

  • Open A New Warfront

    Other Locations

  • Brittany Coast

  • Holland

  • Belgian Coast

  • Pas-de-Calais

Why Normandy?


Combined operations

Combined Operations

Operation Neptune

  • Code Name of D-Day

    Operation Jubilee

  • Dieppe Landing

    Operation Fortitude

  • Round-up

    French Resistance

  • Diversion for Operation Neptune

    Operation Mulberry

  • Supplying the Troops


Operation jubilee 08 19 1942

Operation Jubilee (08/19/1942)

  • Objectives

  • Test Atlantic Wall

  • Time German’s Reaction

  • Destroy Important Bases

  • Transportation

  • 250 British Warships

  • 58 Divisions of Air Force

  • Figures

  • 6,086 Engaged

  • 4,397 Casualties


Operation fortitude 1943

Operation Fortitude (1943)

Objectives

  • Mislead Axis Forces

    How?

  • Provide False Information

  • Rubber Army

  • Intense Air Raids


French resistance

French Resistance

Radio Broadcast

  • Poem of Verlaine (Chant d’automne)

    Aiding The Allied

  • Sabotage Actions


Operation neptune 6 5 1944

Operation Neptune (6/5/1944)

Planning

  • Soviets were asked for additional resources

  • Training of troops used live ammunition and tactics

  • Planned for June 4 but postponed a day due to weather

    Beaches Hit

  • Omaha

  • Juno

  • Gold

  • Utah

  • Sword


Omaha beach

Omaha Beach

Who

  • Assaulted by the 1st and 29th US I.D.

  • Defended by the 352nd Veteran German I.D.

    Statistics for US Troops

  • 43,250 infantry

  • 2 battleships

  • 3 cruisers

  • 12 destroyers

  • 105 other ships

  • Statistics for Nazi Troops

  • 7,800 infantry

  • 8 artillery bunkers

  • 35 pillboxes

  • 4 artillery pieces

  • 6 mortar pits

  • 18 anti-tank guns

  • 45 rocket launcher sites

  • 85 machine gun sites

  • 6 tank turrets

  • Casualties

  • American – 3000

  • German - 1200


Juno beach

Juno Beach

Who

  • Assaulted by 3rd Canadian I.D. , 2nd Canadian A.B. and No. 48 (Royal Marine) Commandos

  • Defended by 736th G.R. and 21st P.D.

    Canadian Statistics

  • Approx. 15 000 Infantry

  • Approx. 3500 Armored Vehicles

    Nazi Statistics

  • Approx. 19 500 total Troops/Vehicles

  • Casualties

  • Canadian - 970

  • German – Unknown


Gold beach

Gold Beach

Who

  • Assaulted by 50th (Northumbrian) I.D. ,8th A.B. and No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando

  • Defended by 716th German I.D.

    British Statistics

  • Approx. 18 000 Infantry

  • Approx. 3500 Armored Vehicles

    Nazi Statistics

  • Approx. 19 500 total Troops

  • Casualties

  • British - 400

  • German – Unknown


Utah beach

Utah Beach

Who

  • Assaulted by American 4th I.D.

  • Defended by 709th and 352nd German I.D.

    American Statistics

  • 32 000 total troops

    Casualties

  • American – 200

  • German – Unknown

  • Nazi Statistics

  • 30 000 total troops


Sword beach

Sword Beach

Who

  • Assaulted by 3rd British I.D.

  • Defended by the 21st Panzer Division

    British Statistics

  • 28,845 men

  • At least 223 tanks

    Casualties

  • British – 683

  • German - Unknown

  • Nazi Statistics

  • 716th I.D.

  • Up to 9,790 men of the 21st P.D.

  • 124–127 tanks

  • 40 Assault guns


Post operation neptune

Post-Operation Neptune

  • Casualties thought to be 20 000+ ended up being approx 10 000

  • Once beachfronts were captured, two Mulberry harbours were created and made operational around D+3

    British Landed

  • 314 547 men

  • 54 000 vehicles

  • 102 000 tons of supplies

  • Americans Landed

  • 314 504 men

  • 41 000 vehicles

  • 116 000 tons of supplies


Operation mulberry

Operation Mulberry

Supporting The Troops

  • Fuel

  • Weapons

  • Ammunitions

  • Food

  • Clothing

    How?

  • Artificial Harbours


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