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OMAHA Beach Normandy France

OMAHA Beach Normandy France

Created by JohnnyFive on 06/06/2014
Updated on 06/06/2014
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OMAHA Beach was the landing beach used on D Day 6 June 1944 by the American 1st (Big Red One) and 29th (The Blue and the Grey) Divisions. Casualties here were the greatest of all of the five landing beaches. On the other American landing beach, UTAH, there were only 413.Inland of OMAHA the US 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions landed.There are many memorials and museums to be seen as well as the beautiful American National Cemetery at Vierville sur Mer which now has a superb Visitors Centre.Details taken from Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Normandy D Day Landing Beaches

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