"Strange" is a fair characterization. Here's one that seems credible:Tom from Cornwall wrote: ↑19 Jan 2022 17:27It is a strange map - maybe the 101 and 82 US Airborne Division boxes are just cropped out as their flight path wasn't on the map as shown? Seems strange though, as I didn't think that the 4th US Infantry Division occupied as much territory on 6 June 44 as is shown behind Utah. So does the red shading show territory occupied by airborne even if they aren't specifically named? I seem to recall that some of the link-ups with the US Airborne were delayed until the 7th?daveshoup2MD wrote: ↑17 Jan 2022 21:50including the British 6th Airborne but not the US 82nd and 101st airborne divisions... from your source:
"The United States and Britain both landed approximately 54,000 troops. Canada landed 21,400 troops. ... The estimated number of allied deaths during the 24-hour period known as D-Day is roughly 4,414 (2,501 Americans and 1,913 Allies)."
Seems like honors were quite equal among the assault elements from all three armies, unless you were trying to suggest something else?
And that is something I would agree with! None achieved all the objectives they had been set in the face of different challenges but all achieved their prime objective of getting ashore and securing a beachhead.daveshoup2MD wrote: ↑17 Jan 2022 21:50Seems like honors were quite equal among the assault elements from all three armies,
https://www.westpoint.edu/sites/default ... rope55.pdf
Expanded time frame, of course, but makes the point of who was where and when, roughly ...