Invasion ist com! Normandie! (HPS AAR)

20:00 Hours D-Day. The sun begins to go down on this ‘day of days’. Festung Europa has been breached and five Allied beach heads of different depths and sizes run across the width of the Normandy area.

Sword Beach Area

Beach head runs from mouth of the River Orne to Lion sur Mer in the West and penetrated to the outskirts of Colville.

Enemy units identified so far:

6th Airborne Division (Br)

27th Armoured Brigade (Br)

1st Special Services Brigade (Br)

3rd Infantry Division (Br)

79th Armoured Division (Br)

Juno Beach Area

Beach head runs from St Aubin sur Mer to Courseuelles sur Mer and advanced elements press on Colombiers

Enemy units identified so far:

Royal Marine Support Group (Br)

4th AGRA (Br)

3rd Canadian Division (Cn)

4th Special Services Brigade (Br)

Gold Beach Area

Beach head is the narrowest of the five running from la Riviere to Anselles sur Mer and inland to the outskirts of Meuvaines

Enemy units identified so far:

50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division (Br)

Durham Light Infantry (Br)

8th Armoured Brigade (Br)

Omaha Beach Area

From Colleville to Vierville

Enemy units identified so far:

1st Infantry Division (US)

2nd Infantry Division (US)

29th Infantry Division (US)

1106th Engineer Group

1121st Engineer Group

1171st Engineer Group

Utah Beach Area

The widest and deepest beach head reaching from the mouth of the River Douvre to Martin de Varreville, while airborne units sit astride the Mederet River

Enemy units identified so far:

82nd Airborne Division (US)

101st Airborne Division (US)

4th Infantry Division (US)

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