Poor Adolf slept on , well , he'd only been in bed an hour.
Assault troops loaded and keep your heads down .
6th Airborne HQ lands by glider , 82 Airborne captures St Mere Eglise , famous for the guy on the roof deafened by the bells .
Cunning British had 2 midget subs offshore for 2 days . Now they ordered the navigation lights and radio beacons lit for the English and Canadian beaches .
4th Cavalry land at St Marcouf , 3 miles off Utah beach , no Germans , all is going well .
Rundstedt orders 12 SS to move to Calvados but that is cancelled by Jodl , who wants to wait for Hitler to assess situation .
Navy bombardment begins , 7 battleships , 23 cruisers 103 destroyers make a Hell of a noise .
Norwegian destroyer Svenner first casualty .
USS Texas using 14" guns bombards Omaha beach .
Rocket firing ships appear , firing 20,000 rockets at British and Canadian beaches , 18,000 at US beaches .
1st and 29th assault Utah , 4th attacks Omaha
Problems at Omaha , only 2 duplex tanks made it to shore , rocket ships missed the beach !!
Theodore Roosvelt lands at Utah .
German radio reports paratroops in France and a destroyer sunk by E-boats .
US Rangers attack Point de Hoc , but find it empty of guns
British 3rd Division land on Sword .
British 50th Division land on Gold .
Canadian 3rd Division land at Juno .
21st Panzer Divison moves to beaches !!
Canadians take 1200 casualties , British 630 casualties on Sword
8am and all is going well .