D-Day 1944 (2)

D-Day 1944 (2)

Utah Beach & the US Airborne Landings

Campaign 104
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 104
  • Publication Date: 25 Feb 2004
  • Number of Pages: 96
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On their western flank, the Allied landings on D-Day combined a parachute drop by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions with an amphibious assault on "Utah” Beach by the US 4th Infantry Division. The landings came ashore in the wrong place but met weaker German resistance as a result. The heaviest fighting took place inland where the badly scattered paratroopers gradually gathered in small groups and made for their objectives. This book traces the story of D-Day on Utah beach, revealing how the infantry pushed inland and linked up with the Airborne troops in a beachhead five miles deep. Now the battle to break out and seize the key port of Cherbourg could begin.

Biographical Note

Steven J Zaloga has his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He is currently a senior analyst for the aerospace research firm, Teal Group Corp. and an adjunct staff member with the Strategy, Forces, and Resources division of the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank in Washington, DC. He has written over 50 books on military history and technology, as well as many television documentaries. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy, and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: ‘Nagashino 1575' and Campaign 72: ‘Jutland 1916'. Howard lives and works in Kent.

Contents

Origins of the Battle
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
The Landings 4th Inf. Div.
Uncle & Victor Beaches
82nd Airborne at St Mere Eglise
101st Airborne and the Carentan Road
Six Days 7-12 June
Aftermath
The Battlefield Today
Bibliography
Index

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