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Operation Overlord

The Allied code name for the invasion of Nazi-occupied northwestern France on June 6, 1944, during World War II, Operation Overlord was a combined arms assault against five enemy-held beaches and the environs along the coast of Normandy. During the predawn hours of June 6, an airborne assault preceded the landings on Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and Omaha beaches. Operation Overlord was conducted by five Allied infantry divisions, three American and two British, and three airborne divisions, two American and one British.

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