D-Day and Battle of Normandy Encyclopedia
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Allied Armada battle order

Allied Armada battle order

Operation Neptune – Normandy landing

From left to right: Kirk, Bradley, Struble (with binoculars) and Keen aboard USS Augusta on D-Day. Photo: US National Archives

 The convoys transporting troops, equipment, food and equipment were under the protection of two support forces, called Task Forces. Task Force West was under the responsibility of the Americans, while Task Force East was commanded by the British military. An independent command, the Home Command, was responsible for giving the conduct of operations orders.

Western Task Force was composed of Task Force U (for Utah Beach) and Task Force O (Omaha Beach).

Eastern Task Force was composed of Task Forces G (Gold Beach), J (Juno Beach) and S (Sword Beach).

The different Task Forces are detailed below.

Western Task Force
Image : drapeau américain

Assault forces

Task Force U

Task Force O

Eastern Task Force
Image : drapeau britannique

Assault forces

Task Force G

Task Force J

Task Force S

Bombing forces

Task Force A

Task Force C

Bombing forces

Task Force K

Task Force E

Task Force D

Battle of Cherbourg – June 25th 1944 : Composition of the Combined Task Force 129

News from Normandy

Wall of Remembrance

Wall of Remembrance

The Wall of Remembrance is a tribute to the veterans of the Battle of Normandy who have passed away

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