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 conducting the 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.