D-Day air operations in Normandy – June 6 1944

Aerial operations in Normandy

The naval and airborne assault on D-Day in Normandy is part of Operation Neptune. This part presents the preparations and the conduct of the airborne operations: D-Day parachute drops of the allied troops at both sides of the landing areas as well as the bombing of the main German strongpoints and strategic locations.

Presentation of the objectives and components of the American airborne and glider assault on the night of June 5 to June 6, 1944 as part of Operation Neptune.

Presentation of the objectives and components of the airborne and airborne assault of the Commonwealth Armed Forces on the night of June 5 to 6, 1944, as part of Operation Neptune.

Objectives, organization and conduct of bombing missions by the Allied Air Forces as part of Operation Neptune along the French coast.

Allied operation to mislead the German forces by the dump of cloth mannequins in the night of June 5 to 6, 1944.

Allied operation to lure the German armed forces by deploying metal strips deceiving enemy radar in the night of June 5 to 6, 1944.

Allied air operation aimed at camouflaging the Allied naval force during the crossing of the Channel by setting up a smoke screen.

Encrypted report of the various air operations carried out by the 9th US Troop Carrier Command during Operation Neptune.

Location of the various allied air bases in England and squadrons present during Operation Overlord.

German Air Forces (Luftwaffe) on June 6, 1944 and actions taken against the Allied offensive in Normandy.

Chronological list of transport units and fighting troops deployed by air on June 6, 1944 between England and Normandy.

Presentation of the composition of the squadrons carrying paratroopers and airborne troops June 6 and 7, 1944.

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