Omaha Beach : The Landing
The Americans landed at low tide : 06.30 hours. With fortifications in place, German soldiers were always on the alert. The Americans had great difficulty in reaching the top of the hill. At about 10.00 hours they reached the cliff-top under German fire and only advanced 800 metres during the rest of the day.
It was at Omaha that the loss of lives was the greatest.
3881 American soldiers were killed, wounded or reported missing on 6 June 1944 at Omaha.
Photographs of Generals.
Tuesday 6 th June 1944 at 9.32 am.
« MULBERRY A » : American artificial harbour at Omaha
This artificial harbour was brought from England and put in place to form a breakwater and facilitate the discharging of vessels bringing war material.