stg 44 wrote: ↑
11 Nov 2021 22:45
Because there was limited beach space and not only reinforcements were to be landed, supplies/replacements/equipment had to be moved in and of course wounded evacuated when possible. Assault landing craft were necessary for assault landings, other vessels could be and were used to move in the rest once the beaches were secured. And again there were already schedules set up for the landing of follow on waves of troops, so who are you displacing from the historical landing schedule? I'm willing to accept even with the weather limitations the extra vessels available due to no V corps landing at Omaha would allow faster landing of men and material on the beaches so the historical schedule of landings could be sped up, but it isn't just the beach space it is also places inland to deploy new units. If Omaha isn't taken and that means Sword/Gold/Juno are more hemmed in than they were historically there may not even be the space to deploy V corps units inland for a while.
Damn but you're a hoot. Have you actually read ANY of the primary source documentation on this subject?
There was no "schedule" beyond the timing of the assault on the "first tide". The 2d and 3d tide forces were "scheduled" to land then, at the turn of the tide, on order. Ditto the Follow-On Force B and L. The actual orders were to "land designated Army Troops on Vierville-Colleville (OMAHA) beaches (6491 to 6983} as directed by Commander Assault Force "O" [CG V Corps] and in a accordance with plan of landing developed by the Commanding General concerned. Be prepared to land in. emergency assault on either OMAHA or UTAH beaches." (OPERATION PLAN NO. 2-44 OF THE WESTERN NAVAL TASK FORCE, ALLIED NAVAL EXPEDITIONARY FORCE SHORT TITLE "ON WEST TWO", since we're playing the sources game. I've also used the operations plans of the Eastern Naval Task Force, as well as the plans made by V Corps, First US Army, Forces "U", "G", and "S", as well as the AAR for the same in my analysis.
So provide a better source that shows the schedule of reinforcement landings and clearing of the beaches if you don't like wikipedia. So far I'm the only one who has bothered to source such.
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Knock yourself out dude, spend the 20-odd years I've spent going through the documentation, primary and secondary, and then get back to me. In the meantime, forgive me if I treat you like you don't know what you're talking about, because you don't.