Nostalgia USA June 2016 Nostalgia USA June 2016 - Page 8

UtahBeach T his was the westernmost point of the allied assault and was a late addition to O peration O verlord. British Field M arshall, M ontgomery, called for the expansion of the invasion front and as a result, U tah Beach and Sword Beach were added. T he U S VII Corps was tasked with assaulting this stretch of N ormandy coastline with the 4th Infantry, known as the Ivy Division, leading the assault. American casualties were light and the securing of the beach was considered a perfect success. Somewhat overlooked due to the losses that were suffered on O maha Beach; however, the overall casualty rate, including losses incurred on a training exercise and the Airborne troops involved, the casualty rate was a lot higher than people imagine.