Omaha Beach

Local nameMusée Mémorial d'Omaha 6.6.1944
LocationSaint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Omaha, commonly known as Omaha Beach, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. "Omaha" refers to an 8-kilometer section of the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the Douve River estuary. Landings here were necessary to link the British landings to the east at Gold with the American landing to the west at Utah, thus providing a continuous lodgement on the Normandy coast of the Bay of the Seine. Taking Omaha was to be the responsibility of United States Army troops, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided predominantly by the United States Navy and Coast Guard, with contributions from the British, Canadian and Free French navies.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha_Beach

Official Website http://www.musee-memorial-omaha.com/en/

Address Rue de la Libération, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer 14710, France

Coordinates 49°22'1.292" N -0°52'55.627" E

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