Location:

OMAHA

BEACH

 

Omaha Beach on D+1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Omaha Beach memorial at Vierville-sur- Mer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beach looking west towards Vierville-sur-Mer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View west, through a German bunker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The same bunker from the ridge above Omaha Beach, looking towards Colleville-sur-Mer.

Known as 'Bloody Omaha', this was the scene of the heaviest fighting on D-Day. The 1st United States Division and the 29th Division suffered heavy casualties as they attempted to storm ashore over the open beach and up the heavily defended ridge. They were successful after outstanding leadership at all levels, but at great cost. Those who fell at Omaha, as well as other American casualties of the Normandy campaign, are buried in the American military cemetery on the ridge overlooking the beach, directly above the helmet in the picture above.