Juno Beach - Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
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N 49° 20.188 W 000° 27.700
30U E 684396 N 5467959
Quick Description: [FR] Juno Beach est le nom de code d'une des principales plages du débarquement allié en Normandie le 6 juin 1944. [EN] Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of German occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 11/18/2016 1:14:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMTFT1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
[FR] Elle est située entre Sword Beach et Gold Beach, et s'étend depuis Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer à l'est jusqu'à mi-parcours entre les villages de La Rivière, hameau à l'est de Ver-sur-Mer et Courseulles-sur-Mer à l'ouest.

Le pilonnage naval entre 6 h et 7 h 30 n’avait endommagé que 14 % des fortifications. Dans la première heure de l’assaut les forces canadiennes subirent environ 50 % de pertes, comparable à celles des Américains à Omaha Beach.

[EN] The beach spanned from Courseulles, a village just east of the British beach Gold, to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, just west of the British beach Sword. The objectives of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on D-Day were to cut the Caen-Bayeux road, seize the Carpiquet airport west of Caen, and form a link between the two British beaches of Gold and Sword on either side of Juno Beach. Strength of numbers, as well as coordinated fire support from artillery and armoured squadrons, cleared most of the coastal defences within two hours of landing. The code names for the beaches to be taken by British and Commonwealth forces were named after types of fish: Goldfish, Swordfish and Jellyfish, abbreviated to Gold, Sword and Jelly. Churchill "disapproved of the name Jelly for a beach on which so many men might die". He insisted on a change to the more dignified name Juno.

Despite the failure to capture any of the final D-Day objectives, the assault on Juno is generally considered—alongside Utah—the most strategically successful of the D-Day landings.

Chester Wilmot claims that the Canadian success in clearing the landing zones is attributable to the presence of amphibious DD tanks on the beaches;[174] he also notes that the absence of DD tanks was largely responsible for the heavier casualties on Omaha—the only beach with heavier resistance than Juno.

The landing is commemorated today by the museum and memorial at the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer.
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