World War 2
Germany in WW2
How many American casualties were there on Omaha Beach on D-Day?
The casualties (wounded, killed, and missing) among the US 1st
Army V Corps were about 3,000 and, among the 16th and the 116th
regimental combat teams (RCTs), were about 1,000 each.
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What happened to American troops who landed on Omaha beach on dday?
149th engineer combat battalion?
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Why didn't they bomb the beaches on D-Day during World War 2?
Anti tank and aircraft guns. (anti tank guns could be easily converted to anti aircraft) It would been relatively pointless. Omaha beach along with all the beaches on DDAY were meant to be bombed prior to the landings but with the large amount of smoke (caused my grass fires) from the naval bombardment allied pilots could not properly identify their targets. To avoid the risk of dropping bombs short on the landing craft nearing the beaches the loads were dropped behind the beach head causing little to no damage. Utah beach was effectively bombed prior to the landings providing decent cover to troops which in turn lead to lighter casualties. This was one of the major failures on DDAY considering the size of the air strike and the planning that went into it.
What was dday about?
dday what a final attack of the axis powers on the allies no mate... dday was he day that the retard from America predicted the end of the world on 21st may 2011.. and failed. haha to all the believers.. if it was me saying we were gona die tomorrow.. you wouldn't believe me would you. but yeah dday is now 21st october 2011... which ain't gona happen either. so yeahh that's all there is. hope this helps :)
What day did dday happen on?
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What was the importance of dday?
D-Day was designed to be the last push on germany. D Day was the first step in taking the war back to Hitlers Europe. At that time the Russians were pressing in the East and were taking most of the casualties in the war. Italy had been invaded by the Allies but a new front was required. Dday was the day on which (at that time) the greatest sea armada ever known was lauched against the Normandy coast. The invasion area was set into five beaches. Despite what Hollywood says it was not a solely US affair. The Americans had two of the areas, the British had two and the Canadians had one.