D-Day: The Allied Invasion of Normandy
Learn about the Allied invasion and liberation of occupied Europe from the Nazis.
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created November 29, 2016
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D:Day--The Longest Day
For each military unit and commander that took part in the invasion, connect them with their nationality and their purpose on June 6th.
D-Day: The Invasion Plan
Using a code name helps military planners to pick locations and objectives and keep that information hidden from the enemy. Based on the D-Day data set, identify the information that does NOT belong with the code name
Code and Commander
Match the D:Day Invasion Operation Code name with the Military Commander in charge of it!
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|Code Names||Locations||Nationality||Main Unit and Commander||General Purpose|
|Operation Overlord||France||All 12 Allied Nations||Allied Expeditionary Force: General Dwight. D. Eisenhower||Liberate Europe & Defeat Nazi Germany|
|Sword Beach||Normandy Beach||British||British I Corps: General Crocker||Establish beachhead & capture city of Caen|
|Juno Beach||Normandy Beach||Canadian||3rd Canadian Army Division: General Keller||Establish Beachhead & capture airfield near Caen|
|The Atlantic Wall||Western Europe Coastline||German/Nazi||5th & 7th Panzer Army: General Rommel and General Von Rundstedt||Stop the Invasion|
|Omaha Beach||Normandy Beach||American||US 1st Army, Vth Corp: General Bradley||Capture German Fort at Pointe du Hoc & link Utah and Gold Beach|
|Utah Beach||Normandy Beach||American||VII Corps: General Collins||Establish beachhead & capture port city of Cherbourg|
|Gold Beach||Normandy Beach||British||XXX British Army Corp: General Bucknall||Establish Beachhead; build artificial port|
|Bodyguard-Fortress South||Dover-England||American & British||1st Army Group (counter-intelligence): General Patton||Deception--confuse Germans where invasion would land|
|Panzer Group West||Central France||German/Nazi||9 Panzer Tank Divisions: Adolf Hitler||Counter-attack: "throw invaders into the sea"|
|Operation Neptune||Behind Enemy Lines:France||American||82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions: General Ridgeway, General Taylor||Capture strategic positions & prevent German counterattack.|
|Operation Tonga||Behind Enemy Lines:France||British||6th Airborne Division: General Gale||Capture bridges & destroy German field artillery.|
|Maquis/Maquisards||Occupied France||French||Free French Resistance: Jean Moulin & Gen. de Gaulle||Sabotage and Disrupt German forces in France|
|Operation Pluto||English Channel Floor||American & British||Army Engineers: Admiral Louis Mountbatten||Supply oil and gas through under-water pipeline|
|Operation Pointblank||French/German Airspace||American & British||USAF & RAF: Air Marshall Mallory||Gain Air Superiority & Destroy German industry and infrastructure|
|Operation Mullberry||Normandy Beachhead||British||79th Armoured Engineers: General Hobart||Build artificial harbors to unload supply ships|