D-day

D-day

What day in your life was the most important?

One of the most important days during World War II was D-day. Don\'t
be mistaken by the word D-day it did not all happens in just one day but
many days. D-day was just a code name for the day that Operation

Overload started. D-day is very well known for the beginning of the
end of the war in Europe and Hitler\'s rule over most of the ruined continent
of Europe. Many say that if it were not for D-day Europe would have
definitely fell to Hitler. So was your day this important?

Did your most important day change a whole continent?
(1-1) There are a few terms used when people
talk about D-day. One of them is D-day, which is a military term
used telling the unknown date in the future when an attack will be launched.

It is most commonly used for the invasion of Normandy.
(1-2) The second term not often herd but,
still is used is H-hour. H-hour is the hour that D-day is supposed
to start. H-hour for the three Normandy invasion sites were varied,
because of weather, as much as eighty-five minutes.
(1-3) The third term used is Overload.

Which was the code name for the entire Allied plot to invade and free France
and Western Europe.
(1-4) The fourth term used when talking
about D-day is Neptune. Neptune stood for the first phase of Operation

Overload. Which was the planning of the Normandy assault, the movement
of the armada across the English Channel, and the battle for the beaches.
(1-5) The fifth term sometimes used when
talking about D-day is The Atlantic Wall. The Atlantis Wall was the

Germanís first line of defense in the west, which was along the English

Channel coast of France. The wall was only partly completed by June
of 1944. It had many guns placed on it, beach obstacles, and mine
fields. The part of the wall directly across from England and manned
by Field Marshal Rammel\'s seventeenth and eighteenth armies containing
thirty-seven divisions.
(1-6,7) Another word people use when they
talk about D-day is landing craft. There are six different types
of landing craft used on D-day. The first type is LCVP, which stands
for Landing Craft Vechile and Personal; it took thirty-two men ashore.

The second type is LCA, which stands for Landing Craft Assault; it was
and armored wooden craft, which delivered troops. The third type
is LCI, which stands for Landing Craft Infantry; it carried one hundred
fifty-eight small landing craft, which individually delivered two hundred
troops. The fourth type is LST, which stands for Landing Ship Tank;
it was three hundred twenty-seven feet long. It cost one and a half
million dollars a piece, and there were two hundred and twenty-nine of
them used in the invasion at Normandy. The last two are LCM and LCT,
which stands for Landing Craft Mechanized and Landing Craft Tank, which
both carried tanks and guns to the shore.
(1-8) The seventh term that some people
use when they talk about D-day is infantry. The infantry formed the
backbone of the attacks and defending forces on D-day. An American
infantry division contained fourteen thousand thirty-seven men, who were
divided into three regiments. Germany\'s infantry divisions had twelve
thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine men but had a greater number and
more powerful firepower.
(1-9) The last term some use when talking
about D-day is artillery. Artillery supported the Allied landings
came mainly from warships. Then varied from five-inch guns of destroyers
to the fifteen-inch batteries of the British battleships Waspite and Ramillies.
(12-1) There were many things for war used
on D-day besides the one hundred and fifty thousand Allied troops on the
ground of Normandy. These are a few of the Allied numbers for D-day.
(15-5) There were two million tons of supplies and weapons, and mountains
of food all used on D-day. There were one thousand five hundred tanks
for two divisions. Also there were five thousand three hundred ships
and landing craft. All the fighting was not on the ground either.

There were twelve thousand airplanes and twenty thousand air troopers.
(4-2) There were many different types of
weapons used on D-day. The Allies used mainly jeeps, C-47 transports,

Sherman tanks, and two and half trucks. For the most part the Allies
mounted machine guns on their vechiles. The Germans used mainly machine
guns, panther tanks, antitank guns, and MK IV tanks.
(4-3) Here was the basic plan of attack
of D-day. The United States would take four divisions to Utah and,
one division to Omaha. The British were to take fifty divisions to

Gold and, three divisions to Sword. The Canadians