#4IDHistory during #WWII - D-Day - #4ID assaults Utah Beach
This year we commemorate the 74th anniversary of #Dday.
The Normandy landings were the largest amphibious landings ever conducted. Allied forces landed on five beachheads on the coast of German-held France during World War II. The beaches were code named “Juno,” “Sword,” “Gold,” “Omaha,” and “Utah”. A late addition to the plan, Utah beach was added to the invasion plans in order to enable the swift capture of the vital port of Cherbourg, France.
The “Ivy” Division was the first U.S. unit to land on the beaches during the Normandy invasion, and the division occupied the westernmost portion of Utah Beach during the operation. (U.S. Army Center of Military History photo) #dday #4thinfantrydivision #alliedforces #ww2