Minute by Minute D-Day Timeline
The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082 (Click to enlarge)
On Omaha Beach, American troops begin ascending the bluffs.
German 84th Corps learn of Allied amphibious landings.
The press is informed of the D-Day landing. On Gold Beach, British troops advance one mile inland. Hermanville captured by the British.
American troops successfully scale the bluffs overlooking Omaha Beach.
Rommel is informed of the Allied invasion, and quickly deaprts from Germany to return to France.
German 21st Panzer division receives orders to attack between Bayeux and Caen.
Vierville secured by American soldiers.
Canadians capture St. Aubin.
Link up acheived by Airborne troops and British Commandos at Orne bridges.
Reports received of German armor north of Caen.
On Sword Beach, the British 185th Brigade moves inland.
Link up achieved by 101st Airborne and U.S. 4th Infantry Division at Pouppeville.
On Omaha Beach, American troops advance inland.
On Omaha Beach, the German 352nd Division reported to have pushed the Allied landing back into the sea.
Fighting on Periers Ridge, Sword Beach. Hilter conducts his first meeting regarding the invasion.
The Germans and British see combat between the areas of Bazenville and Villers-le-Sec. American armor begins advancing inland from Omaha beach. The 12th SS Panzer Lehr divisions are released from reserve status.
The German 21st Panzer Division assaults the Allies at the Sword beachhead.
The advance towards Caen by the British is halted.
On Omaha Beach General Huebner, 1st Division commander, sets up his command post .
The Allies secure Colleville-sur-Med.
The Canadians capture Taillerville.
On Utah Beach and east of the Orne River, Allied gliders bearing reinfocements begin to land.
Many Allied objectives for D-Day remain unachieved, but all five Allied beachheads have been secured, with a total of nine Allied divisions ashore.
The Allied liberation of Europe has begun, spelling defeat and the end of the war for the Axis powers.
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