On June 6, 1944, 156,000 Allied troops and more than 6,939 ships began the biggest beach assault in history. The ships and bombers pounded Normandy with artillery before the landing craft moved in. The assault took place on 5 beach heads. The names of the beach heads were Utah, which had 23,250 troops and 300 casualties(U.S.); Omaha, which had 34,250 troops and 2,400 casualties (50% in the first hour,U.S.); Gold, which had 24,970 troops and 400 casualties (U.K); Juno, which had 21,400 troops and 1,200 casualties (Canada) and Sword, which had 28,845 troops and 630 casualties (U.K). Even though the Allies won the battle of D-Day, the Allies did not achieve all of their the goals.
Sherman Tanks before D-Day