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  Utah Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Utah Beach was the codename for one of the Allied landing beaches during the World War II D-Day Normandy invasion, 6 June 1944.
Utah beach, about three miles long, was the westernmost of the five landing beaches, located between Pouppeville and La Madeleine.
The true cost of Utah Beach is reflected in the heavy airborne casualties: the 101st alone lost about 40% of their force on D-Day.
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Medium bombers visually bombing UTAH Beach defenses from a lower altitude had slightly better results, although about a third of all bombs fell seaward of the high-water mark and many of the selected targets were not located by pilots.
The importance of the beach exits was, of course, as obvious to the Germans as to the Allies and local coastal defenses were grouped to deny their use to the attackers.
On OMAHA Beach the troops of V Corps in order to reach their assembly areas had to cross a beach flat, varying in width from a few yards at each end to about 200 yards in the center, and climb steep bluffs be- Page 322 hind.
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 4th Division on D-Day
The possibility of error was increased by the strong tidal current as well as by the beach drenching administered by naval fire support craft, which threw up a tremendous cloud of smoke, dust, and fine sand, obscuring the beach for many minutes just prior to and after the jump-off from the line of departure.
The entire beach was cleared in an hour, and by that time elements of the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion, the 3d Battalion of the 8th Infantry, and the 3d Battalion of the 22d Infantry were moving across the beaches, while engineer units were arriving to organize the beach operation.
The relative ease with which the assault on Utah Beach was accomplished was surprising even to the attackers, and gave the lie to the touted impregnability of the Atlantic Wall.
www.warchronicle.com /dday/utah/ivy.htm   (4658 words)

 Operation Overlord: Utah Beach
Utah beach was the most westerly of the five assault beaches, and therefore was the first to receive the incoming tide as it advanced up the English Channel.
The Germans fortified Utah beach with seven strong points with 20 batteries plotted along the coast.
His options were to either start the war at their actual landing which had one clear road leading inland, or move north and start the war at the proposed landing site which had four guarded roads.
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 ::Utah Beach::
Utah Beach was the furthest west of the five beaches designated for the D-Day landings in June 1944.
The land behind the target beach was easily flooded by locks and it is assumed that the Germans believed that the area need not have too much defence as their main defence would be to flood the region when and if the Allies attacked there.
Ironically, this was one of the lesser-defended areas along the entire beach front and the casualties as the Americans came ashore were minimal when compared to Omaha.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /utah_beach.htm   (649 words)

 UTAH BEACH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Utah landing area was approximately three miles (5 kilometres) wide and was located northwest of the Carentan estuary on sandy, duned beaches.
Compared to German fortifications at Omaha Beach, the defenses at Utah, based on fixed infantry positions, were sparse because the low-lying areas immediately behind the landing area were flooded and the Germans could control the flooding with locks.
The beach was to be assaulted by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
www.saak.nl /beaches/utah/utah2.htm   (639 words)

 Utah Beach
Utah Beach was the extreme right flank of the Allied landings on 6th June 1944, and was part of a joint operation with American airborne troops to gain a foothold on the Carentan penninsula, which lead to the vital port of Cherbourg.
Utah then became one of the main disembarkation beaches for American troops, and from D Day until 1st November 1944, 836,000 GIs, 220,000 vehicles and some 725,000 tons of stores came in here.
The galleries are full of photos and memorabilia, and there is a scale model of the landings at Utah Beach.
battlefieldsww2.50megs.com /utah_beach.htm   (368 words)

 Utah Beach
At 5,000 yards from the beach the first wave was launched, consisting of 20 LCVPs carrying thirty man assault teams.
The ten craft on the right of the formation were to land opposite les Dunes de Vanville, the ten on the left were to land 1,000 yards to the south.
These troops waded the last 100 yards to the beach under surprisingly light fire to find that they were in the wrong place.
www.angelfire.com /la/adamhaney/utah.html   (629 words)

 Page 6 - B26 & D-Day... Utah Beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
at Utah Beach during the DDay invasion and subsequent follow-up days victories were due to the excellent bombing accuracy and ground troop support aided by the fighter-bombers.
Beach is littered with landing craft and bomb craters which created instant fox holes for our troops.
She was the Utah Beach command ship aided by cruisers and destroyers.
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 Great Salt Lake | Utah.com
The lake's turquoise waters attract sailors, its white sand beaches are popular with swimmers and sunbathers, and craggy outcroppings on Antelope Island and some shoreline areas draw hikers and mountain bikers.
Swimming and sunbathing are popular on the clean, white sand beaches at Antelope Island State Park.
Antelope Island beaches are relatively free of brine flies.
www.utah.com /stateparks/great_salt_lake.htm   (868 words)

 D-Day: the Western Flank
The town can be reached from the beaches by taking the N13 road across the Vire and Douve rivers and continuing for some 30 km up the Cotentin peninsula.
The landing beach of which the exits the paratroopers were supposed to cover was Utah Beach.
It proved to be the easiest conquest of the five landing beaches.
www.eriksvane.com /dday5.htm   (253 words)

 29th FA - WWII - A Soldier Remembers Utah Beach
This area was chosen because of its similarity to Utah Beach and its hinterland.
When the landing craft hit the beach and the front ramp went down, I waded through some shallow water and ran to the shelter of the seawall that ran along the beach - barely glancing at several soldiers who were lying on the sand as though asleep.
The beach on which we landed was much more lightly defended than where we were supposed to have landed and the German resistance was relatively easily overcome.
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 Utah Beach
The heavy (strategic) bombers were assigned to attack the Omaha Beach area; the Marauders were assigned to attack the Utah Beach area.
The air attack on Omaha Beach was a total failure with not one bomb dropping in the beach area; the air attack on Utah Beach was a success.
For the airmen, Utah Beach places the preparatory bombing in a proper perspective and it clearly sets forth the trauma on the ground about which we were all concerned, as, after the first mission of D-Day, we were back in friendly England getting ready for our follow-on missions.
www.b26.com /page/utah_beach.htm   (775 words)

 Amazon.com: Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing And Airborne Operations On D-Day, June 6, 1944: Books: Joseph Balkoski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
However, the US landings on Omaha Beach have tended to overshadow the equally important landings on Utah Beach as Balkoski notes, "the near disaster and shocking casualties on Omaha Beach have tended to dominate historical accounts of the American D-Day experience." In his latest volume, Utah Beach, Balkoski sets out to redress this imbalance.
Utah Beach consists of 11 chapters, four of which cover the development of the plan up to the movement to Normandy.
His insights into British General Montgomery's influence on the UTAH landings, as well as his detailed narrative on the USAAF B-26 Medium Bomber pre-landing bombardment of the landing beach and the outstanding performance of the C-47 Troop Carrier Groups during the airdrops are alone worth the price of the book.
www.amazon.com /Utah-Beach-Amphibious-Airborne-Operations/dp/0811701441   (2171 words)

 Utah Beach
Harvey's battalion was attached to the 4th Infantry Division which was to land on the Utah Beach sector of the Normandy coast.
A major objective of the Utah operation was to cut off the Cotentine Peninsula and capture the port city of Cherbourg which would be used to receive men and materiel for the campaign into France and Germany.
Forty minutes before the planned 0630 landing time of the first wave onto Utah Beach on June 6, he heard the thunderous noises and saw the flashes reflected off the clouds from the naval and air bombardment of the Normandy coast in his front.
www.thezephyr.com /utahbeach.htm   (1123 words)

 Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day Army - Find Articles
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day.
Utah Beach was an addition to the original invasion plan, leaving less time for planning.
Utah Beach is written for the serious World War II historian.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3723/is_200509/ai_n15328608   (655 words)

 Utah Beach - Sightseeing International Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Utah Beach in Normandy is a beautiful piece of countryside.
This is one of the landing beaches for the World War II ‘D-Day’; invasion of France by Allied forces.
Utah was one of the beaches attacked primarily by US GI’s.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-international/utah-beach   (219 words)

 D-Day: Omaha Beach and Cemeteries
Few of General Omar Bradley's first soldiers to land at Omaha Beach would have believed that this was the end for Germany.
A monument to the 5th Engineer Special Brigade underlines the fact that fully one fourth of the men landing on D-Day were engineers, men whose job was to rid the beaches of concrete stakes, mines, and other anti-invasion obstacles.
Most visited of Normandy's World War II cemeteries is the American Military Cemetery at Omaha Beach, because the Americans tried to bury all their dead in the Battle of Normandy in one place (one other American cemetery is near Mont Saint-Michel) and built there an impressive colonnaded memorial, a reflecting pond, and a chapel.
www.eriksvane.com /dday4.htm   (335 words)

 Normandy 2000!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Utah Beach was one of the two beaches that US forces landed at on D-Day.
It is the Western-most beach in the D-Day landings.
The US 101st and 82nd airborne divisions landed in and arouond the city of Sainte-Mere Eglise which is approximately 10 miles from Utah Beach.
homepage.mac.com /rioedtech/Normandy/utah.html   (214 words)

 Swasey's Beach Trail | Utah.com
The Swasey's Beach Trail follows the Green River as it exits Desolation Canyon and offers outstanding views of the lower canyon as well as a sandy beach.
The Swasey Beach is a long, river beach that is back-dropped by shady cottonwood trees and is an excellent place for lunch and a refreshing swim on a hot afternoon.
The traveler should be on the lookout for mountain goats which frequent the area in addition to a variety of wildlife.
www.utah.com /bike/trails/swasey_beach.htm   (277 words)

 Juno Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Juno Beach was one of the landing sites for Allied invaders on the coast of Normandy during D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a turning point of the Second World War.
Juno Beach stretched from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on the east to Courseulles-sur-Mer on the west.
The seawall was twice the height of Omaha Beach's, and the ocean was heavily mined.
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 Utah Beach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Utah was the second of the American beaches.
The 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions had already secured a lot of the territory behind Utah Beach.
Within an hour after landing the beaches were secured.
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 Military History Online - D-Day June 6, 1944
The battleship USS Nevada's 14-inch guns were assigned to the bombardment of the German batteries on Utah beach, while the USS Texas was to fire at Pointe-du-Hoc where the Rangers were to land as part of the Omaha landing.
(the son of the ex-president) was the assistant division commander to the 4th and was in the first wave to hit the beach.
In many cases, the beach became so congested that units were forced to advance forward - even though this meant straight through minefields.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/dday/utah.aspx   (917 words)

 HyperWar: UTAH Beach to Cherbourg (6 June--27 June 1944) [Chapter 3]
BEACH EXITS were blown in the sea wall by the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion soon after the landings.
Beach was accomplished was surprising even to the attackers, and gave the lie to the touted impregnability of the Atlantic Wall.
Beach was the 919th Regiment of the 709th Division.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-A-Utah/USA-A-Utah-3.html   (6485 words)

 Saving Private Ryan: Utah Beach
Located on the east coast of the Cotentin Peninsula, Utah Beach was one of two beaches targeted by the U.S. VII Corps.
Utah Beach was chosen so that Allied forces could capture the port city of Cherbourg on the northern tip of the Cotentin.
Although not seen in the film, Utah Beach was the location where Peter Ryan, one of Private James Ryan's brothers, was killed.
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 NLE WWII UTAH BEACH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In the predawn darkens of June 6, the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were air dropped behind UTAH Beach to secure four causeways across a flooded area directly behind the beach and to protect the invasion's western flank.
The original beach was heavily defended in comparison to the light resistance and few fixed defenses encountered on the new beach.
As in the OMAHA zone, at day's end the UTAH Beach forces had not gained all of their planned objectives.
www.eisenhower.utexas.edu /utah.htm   (320 words)

 Utah Lake South Sandy Beach ULSSB Utah Kiteboarding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The launch is a nice sandy beach that gets to be about 2 miles long by summers end.
The South is somewhat gusty and is off shore except for the West facing beach which you can't get to until late July.
The Utah Lake water is very warm by May because it is pretty shallow.
www.ukbinc.com /utah_launch_sites_Utah_Lake_South_Sandy_Beach.htm   (194 words)

 Utah Beach
Along the coastline, rows of dunes separate the wide, sandy beaches from the marshes, which are crossed by raised causeways.
This new beach was given the codename Utah.
he beach was rapidly cleared of its obstacles by army engineers and most of the troops were able to land without any problem, despite sporadic fire from Crisbecq Battery.
www.normandiememoire.com /NM60Anglais/2_histo3/histo3_p2_gb.htm   (413 words)

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