The Supreme Allied Commander was General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower and the Allied powers spent months planning this elaborate and incredibly significant invasion.
What Countries were involved?
The Allied invasion, D-Day, took place in Normandy, France. Where they stormed the beaches of Normandy.
D-Day occurred on the morning of June 6th, 1944. The invasion occurred almost five years into the war and became one of the key turning points on the road towards German defeat.
D-Day was a well-planned & choreographed effort by the Allied Powers. The amphibious assault on the Germans was carried out by soldiers from UK, US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Poland.
156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
5,000 ships and landing craft carrying troops and supplies left England for the trip across the Channel to France, while more than 11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion.