6th June 1944 – D-Day
On this day in 1944 the largest combined operation took place of the Second World War. It changed the course of history with the countless sacrifice of many people on the beaches of France.

LEST WE FORGET

QUESTIONS

1. Major John Howard commanded airborne and gliderborne troops to take Benouville Bridge in the first attacks on D-Day. What was this bridge renamed to as a show of respect for the success of the operation ?

2. The first phase of D-Day was transporting troops and equipment to the beaches. It was given a codename to represent the Roman god of the sea, what was it?

3. Which American was the Supreme Commander Allied Forces for D-Day?
D

4. What caused the 24 hour delay of D-Day from June 5th to June 6th 1944?

5. The Horsa was a vehicle used on D-Day to great effect, but what type of vehicle was it?

6. ‘Hobart’s Funnies’ were creations used to clear minefields, cross ditches, use flamethrowers and even float, based around what vehicle design?

7. In what region of France did the D-Day landings take place?

8. What Steven Spielberg mini-series followed Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division through D-Day and beyond?

9. What was the codename given for the invasion of Europe on D-Day?

10.  Gold, Juno and Sword were the codenames of the British and Canadian destination beaches, what were the two codenames for the US beaches?

 

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ANSWERS

1. Major John Howard commanded airborne and gliderborne troops to take Benouville Bridge in the first attacks on D-Day. What was this bridge renamed to as a show of respect for the success of the operation ?
PEGASUS BRIDGE

2. The first phase of D-Day was transporting troops and equipment to the beaches. It was given a codename to represent the Roman god of the sea, what was it?
NEPTUNE

3. Which American was the Supreme Commander Allied Forces for D-Day?
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

4. What caused the 24 hour delay of D-Day from June 5th to June 6th 1944?
BAD WEATHER

5. The Horsa was a vehicle used on D-Day to great effect, but what type of vehicle was it?
GLIDER (It could carry 25 troops)

6. ‘Hobart’s Funnies’ were creations used to clear minefields, cross ditches, use flamethrowers and even float, based around what vehicle design?
TANKS

7. In what region of France did the D-Day landings take place?
NORMANDY

8. What Steven Spielberg mini-series followed Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division through D-Day and beyond?
BAND OF BROTHERS

9. What was the codename given for the invasion of Europe on D-Day?
OPERATION OVERLORD

10.  Gold, Juno and Sword were the codenames of the British and Canadian destination beaches, what were the two codenames for the US beaches?
UTAH and OMAHA