Timeline

D-Day Operations

DATE TIME OPERATION OBJECTIVE REMARKS
18 August 1942 Raid on Dieppe Disaster
April 1943 Casablanca Conference Decision to open second front Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin
December 1943 Tehran Conference Decision to invade Normandy Eisenhower forms SHAEF
11 January 1944 Operation Hardtack 21 Intelligence gathering on beaches
January 1944 Operation Hillside Photograph Normandy
January-April 1944 Operation Fortitude Mincemeat, Cockade, Skye Deception strategy
April 1944 Exercise Smash Studland Bay Practise landings – Combined ops
28 April 1944 Operation Tiger Slapton Sands US practise landings – Disaster
May 1944 Operation Fabious Hayling Island Practise landings
4 June 1944 Group Captain Stagg Reports weather will improve
5 June 1944 Commander Eisenhower Triggers landings
5-6 June 1944 Operations Taxable & Glimmer RAF chaff radar jamming
5-6 June 1944 Operation Titanic Dummy parachutists
5 June 1944 00:20 Operation Mallard 6th British Airborne landings 1st Drop 2nd Oxs & Bucks
5 June 1944 Operation Tonga 8th & 9th Brigades, 6th British Airborne
5 June 1944 21:50 Pathfinder Units Landings US & British Drop Zones
6 June 1944 00:55 Operation Albany US 101st Airborne start drops
6 June 1944 01:40 Operation Boston US 82nd Airborne start drops
6 June 1944 04:30 Operation Neptune US Sea Transport start drops
6 June 1944 05:35 Operation Neptune British Sea Transport start drops
6 June 1944 06:30 OMAHA Landings (Vierville) 1st & 29th Divisions
6 June 1944 06:30 UTAH Landings (La Madeleine) US 4th Division
6 June 1944 07:00 SWORD Landings (Ouistreham) 8th & 9th Brigades
6 June 1944 07:25 GOLD Landings (Ver-sur-Mer) 69th & 231st Brigades
6 June 1944 07:45 JUNO Landings (Courselles) 7th & 8th Brigades
6 June 1944 Operation Rob Roy Re-supply 6th British Airborne
7 June 1944 Missions Keokuck & Elmira Re-supply 101st Airborne
7 June 1944 Mission Re-supply 82nd Airborne

Table of Ships on D-Day

BEACH No OF SHIPS CONVOY CODE
SWORD 1271 S Force
JUNO 436 J Force
GOLD 317 K Force
OMAHA 661 O Force
UTAH 493 U Force
Total 3178