Allied D-Day Plan

By June 1944 there were 1.5 million U.S. service members in England in preparation for the invasion. As the weather cleared on June 5, Allied forces began the journey across the English Channel. The D-Day plan was for Allied soldiers to land on five beaches – codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword – and overwhelm the German defenders, breaking through the Atlantic wall.

Courtesy of The National WWII Museum

Map of the Allied D-Day plan.