Operation Bodyguard Research Paper

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Jolenne fink Pd.8 4/28/15 The Normandy landings were landing operations on June 6th 1944, of the Allied invasions of Normandy in operation overload during WWII. The operation began the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe, which led to the freedom of France from Hitler’s control, and provided an Allied victory in war. Planning for the operation began in 1943, allies put together a substantial military deception, and the codename was Operation Bodyguard. They made the false operation to mislead the Germans of the real date and location of the Allied invasion. This was the largest seaborne invasion in history. German casualties on D-day were around 1,000 men. Allied casualties were at least 10,000, with 4,000 confirmed dead. Eisenhower had selected June 5th for the date of the assault. However on June 4th weather conditions were unsuitable, because of high winds it would make it impossible to launch landing craft, and low clouds would stop aircrafts from finding their…show more content…
Operation Neptune was codename for the first phase which consisted of amphibious invasion and establishment of a secure foothold, this was to gain the air superiority to make sure the invasion would be successful. The allies took a bombing campaign that targeted German aircraft, production, fuel supplies and airfields. Operation Bodyguard was also used, but only to trick the Germans so they wouldn’t know when they were going to be attacked. The Americans who were assigned to Utah beach and Omaha beach, their mission was to try and capture Carentan and St.Lo on the first day of the invasion. Then after cut off the Cotentin Peninsula and eventually capture the port facilities at Cherbourg. The British soldiers and Canadians at Sword Beach and Gold Beach and Juno Beach would have to protect the American flank and try to establish airfields near Caen. A ninety-day battle, lasting until all allied forces reached the

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