D-Day Essay by CalDR

A discussion of the Allied airborne invasion of Normandy on June 6,1944.
# 27855 | 2,282 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2003 in History (European - World Wars)

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This paper examines how the amphibious invasion of Normandy by Allied forces on June 6, 1944 was preceded by airborne landings to secure key objectives. It analyzes how the efforts of these airborne troops were an important factor in the success of the invasion. It looks at the mission, operations, equipment and leaders of the three divisions took part in the airborne piece of the battle on D-Day. They were the American 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the British 6th Airborne Division. It describes how all three units had combat jump experience and consisted of a combination of parachute and glider infantry regiments and how the American portion of the airborne mission was code named Operation Neptune.

Contending Forces
The Commanders
Analysis and Conclusion

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