UTAH BEACH : VISIT ONE OF THE 5 LANDING BEACHES
Utah Beach is on the American sector. Utah Beach is just a code name given by the Allies. This sector extends from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont to Quinéville.
Chronologically, in the operation of June 6, 1944, we can distinguish 3 phases: the landings by air (which touch the beaches of Utah in the west and Sword in the east), the aerial and naval bombardments on the Wall of the Atlantic and landing by sea on the 5 beaches (Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword) and Pointe du Hoc.
Thus, in the early hours of June 6, the first airborne troops had already set foot on Norman soil: British in the east, Americans in the west.
American paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne must seize Sainte-Mère-Eglise and secure the Utah Beach bridgehead. At 4 a.m., Sainte-Mère-Eglise was stormed.