Actual Landing Zones, Omaha Beach
This map shows the locations of the actual landings on Omaha Beach (compare to the planned landing zones). The only companies to land in the correct place were C Company, 2nd Rangers and A and F Companies, 116th Regimental Combat Team. Every other company was swept some way to the east by the rising tide.
The D-Day Companion, ed. Jane Penrose
. A selection of thirteen separate essays on different aspects of the D-Day lands, from the initial planning to post-war memorials; this is an excellent piece of work that sets the D-Day landings firmly in context. An excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about Operation Overlord, but its wide range of topics means it is likely to be of value to anyone with an interest in the subject. [see more
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (14 May 2009), Actual Landing Zones, Omaha Beach, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_omaha_landings.html