Utah Beach was the codename for the right flank or westernmost of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, as part of Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available.
Very nice view of a small LCT sank over Utah Beach
June 6th 1944
This a multibeam sounder view of an LCT sank over Normandy coast June 1944
Datas acquired during Neptune 2K expedition.
Image treated by Duncan Mallace with Fledermaus
Copyright Steeve Schmidt, Naval Historical center
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USS Utah (BB-31), a Florida-class dreadnought battleship, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the U.S. state of Utah. She was later converted to a mobile target and redesignated AG-16.
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During World War II, Operation Detroit was the insertion, by parachute and glider, of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division into Normandy on the night of 5–6 June 1944 as part of Operation Overlord. The drop zone for the 82nd Airborne was around Sainte-Mère-Église, to the west of Utah beach, intending to protect the western flank of the invasion.