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Map Of Omaha Beach (Declassified)

On June 6, 1944 (D-Day), Allied forces landed at Normandy and began the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. A few days after the initial invasion, the Allies established artificial harbors on the invasion beaches, called "Mulberry" harbors, through which cargo could be efficiently offloaded. To create sheltered water for harbor operations, blockships were scuttled off the coast in clusters called "gooseberries," with Gooseberry 2 located off of Omaha Beach. Gooseberry 1 (Utah Beach), Gooseberry 3 (Gold Beach), Goosebery 4 (Juno Beach), and Gooseberry 5 (Sword Beach) were also created along Normandy's coast.

Map of Omaha Beach (Declassified)

Subject

World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy

Creator

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments,
Record Group 181

Source

Formerly Classified General Correspondence, 1944-1945 
(Declassification Project Number - NND 868196)

Date

August 5, 1944

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 6925048

Coverage

Normandy (France)

Original Format

Plans and Maps
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