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Omaha Beach - D-Day June 6, 1944

What do you know about Omaha Beach - D-Day June 6, 1944
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1) On D-Day, what was the untested Infantry Division, joined by eight companies of U.S. Rangers redirected from Pointe du Hoc, were to assault the western half of the beach?Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...

  1. 29th Infantry Division

  2. 31st Infantry Division

  3. 35th Infantry Division

2) What was the battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division was given the eastern half?

  1. 1st

  2. 5th

  3. 10th

3) How many sectors was Omaha Beach divided into?

  1. 5

  2. 10

  3. 15

4) Despite these preparations, very little went according to plan. Ten landing craft were lost before they even reached the beach, swamped by the rough seas. Seasickness was also prevalent among the troops waiting offshore.

  • True or False?

5) As early as 07:30 survivors of what Company 2nd Rangers, who had landed 45 minutes earlier on the right flank of Omaha in the first wave, had scaled the Omaha Beach cliffs?

  1. A Company

  2. C Company

  3. E Company

6) What loss of the majority of this equipment made the task of organizing the scattered and dispirited troops even more difficult, and those command groups that did make the shore were limited in their effect to their immediate locality?

  1. radios

  2. jeeps

  3. rifles

7) Unnamed lieutenant, Easy Red sector said "Are you going to lay there and get killed, or get up and do something about it?"

  • True or False?

8) The only artillery support available to the troops in making these tentative advances came from the navy.
What was one of the destroyers used on Omaha Beach?

  1. USS Grant

  2. USS Frankford

  3. USS Enterprise

9) Of the 2,400 tons of supplies scheduled to be landed on D-Day, only 2,000 tons actually landed.

  • True or False?

10) Once the beachhead had been secured Omaha Beach became the location of one of the two prefabricated artificial harbors towed in pieces across the English Channel and assembled just off shore.
What were these artificial harbors known as?

  1. London harbors

  2. Washington harbors

  3. Mulberry harbors


Omaha Beach - D-Day June 6, 1944
[Answers]

1) A. 2) A. 3) B. 4) True 5) B. 6) A. 7) True 8) B. 9) False. Only 100 tons actually landed. 10) C.



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