D-Day Plus Seventy
Utah Beach, about 3 miles (5 km) long, was the westernmost of the five landing beaches, located between the villages of Pouppeville and La Madeleine, which became the right flank anchor of the Allied offensive along the left bank (western bank) of the Douve River estuary. The German sector code was W5.
Despite being substantially off course, the
The landing was planned in four waves. The first consisted of 20 Higgins
boats or LCVPs, each carrying a 30-man assault team from the 8th Infantry
Regiment. The 10 craft on the right were to land on
The second wave consisted of another 32 Higgins boats with additional troops of the two assault battalions, some combat engineers, and also eight naval demolition teams that were to clear the beach of underwater obstacles. The third wave, timed for H plus 15 minutes, contained eight more Higgins Boats carrying DD tanks. It was followed within two minutes by the fourth wave, mainly detachments of the 237th and 299th Combat Engineer Battalions, to clear the beaches between high- and low-water marks.
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D-Day Plus Seventy