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D-Day June 6, 1944

What do you know about D-Day June 6, 1944
Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) What was the code name for the invasion of Europe?Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - History Made Easy powered by ABE.

  1. Operation Olive
  2. Operation Overlord
  3. Operation Panda

2) Who commanded the Allied land forces for the invasion?

  1. Bernard Montgomery
  2. George Patton
  3. Milton Bradley

3) Eisenhower had tentatively selected June 5 as the date for the assault.

  • True or False?

4) Standing in the way of the Allies was the English Channel, a crossing which had eluded the Spanish Armada and Napoleon Bonaparte's Navy. Compounding the invasion efforts was the extensive ______ _____, ordered by Hitler in his Directive 51.  
Fill in the blank.

  1. Berlin Fence
  2. Atlantic Wall
  3. Siegfred Line

5) Just prior to the invasion, General Eisenhower transmitted a now-historic message to all members of the Allied Expeditionary Force. It read, in part, "You are about to embark upon a great _______".
Fill in the blank

  1. crusade
  2. mission
  3. path

6) To help with the invasion, operations were planed the night before to secure locations to delay any German counter offensive.
What was this operation?

  1. Airborne operations behind beaches
  2. Naval bombardment of beaches
  3. Broadcast surrender announcements

7) Which is NOT a British beach during D-Day?

  1. Tiger
  2. Sword
  3. Juno

8) What was NOT a American army division that attacked the Omaha Beach?

  1. 1st Army Infantry Division
  2. 29th Army Infantry Division
  3. 352nd Infantry Division

9) What was the massive concrete cliff-top gun emplacement that was the target of the 2nd Ranger battalion?

  1. Pointe du Hoc
  2. Port au Prince
  3. Cherbourg

10) What was the U.S. Army Division that landed on Utah Beach?

  1. 2nd Infantry Division
  2. 4th Infantry Division
  3. 6th Infantry Division

D-Day June 6, 1944 (Answers)

1) B. 2) A. 3) True. 4) B. 5) A. 6) A. 7) A. 8) C. 9) A. 10) B.

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