D-Day Air Operations
The naval and airborne assault on Operation Overlord is known as Operation Neptune. This part of the site presents Neptune’s preparations and airborne operations: D-Day parachute drops of allied troops at the ends of the landing zones, as well as shelling of the main targets.
Presentation of the objectives and components of the American airborne and airborne assault on the night of June 5 to 6, 1944 as part of Operation Neptune.
Presentation of the objectives and components of the airborne and airborne assault of the Commonwealth Armed Forces during the night of June 5 to 6, 1944, as part of Operation Neptune.
Allied operation to mislead the German forces by the release of dummies canvas 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.
Report of the various air operations carried out by 9th US Troop Carrier Command during Operation Neptune.
Location of various Allied air bases in England and squadrons present during Operation Overlord.
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 aerotransported troops June 6 and 7, 1944.