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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