Omaha Beach. Landing Tables.

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  1. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I am trying to compare the planning and organisation for Omaha Beach with that of the British beaches. There is a great deal of information available for Omaha but:

    Who knows where I might find the Landing Tables for Omaha? This would greatly help tie everything together and provide a framework for comparison.

    Mike.

    PS.
    I have to confess that I have spent the last nine months studying Napoleon's Campaign of 1805. I trust I might be forgiven and welcomed back to WW2.
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

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  3. I think this might be the link idler had in mind:
    D-Day - Omaha Beach - Loading Plan - Force O - 116th RCT - Page1

    Note that the usual word of caution applies here too, i.e. this is not the definitive or totally complete Landing Table (or rather "Assignment Table" in US parlance) as executed on D Day. For instance, the LCT Assignment Table dated 20 May 44 shows handwritten amendments replacing LCT(6) Hull No. (or "Navy No.") 589 with LCT(6) Hull No. 590, etc. The loads themselves seem unchanged though. See:

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    Source: ww2lct.org

    Also of note is that the Army Serial No. is not the LTIN.

    Michel
     
  4. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Thanks very much Idler and Michel. A lot of detail there. Enough to keep me happy for some time.

    Eventually I hope to find means of accessing the NARA archives. There must be someone out there given the number of people who spend time in the Public Record Office here.

    Mike
     
  5. Noel Burgess

    Noel Burgess Senior Member

    Mike
    I have a number of ONWEST documents - unfortunately the names I saved them under are not indicative of their contents.
    Knowing of your research on the British/Canadian beaches I suspect you already have most of this information but let me know if you do not. There are also a couple of other documents which I have downloaded which may be helpful - I will review these as soon as I have time.
    Noel
     
  6. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Thanks very much Noel.

    I do not have any ONWEST documents yet so I would indeed welcome any you can find. No great hurry, I expect to be engaged on this project for a long time.

    There does seem to be a lot of information about equipment and units on the internet. I can fit this in with information from landing tables etc.

    Mike

    Your filing 'system' sounds much like mine. At least with books I can look along the shelves until I find it.
     

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