Lead Allied assault forces
1st US Infantry Division, troops from 29th US Infantry Division, US Rangers
Troops from 352nd Infantry Division and 716th Infantry Division
US forces aim to advance inland and gain control of the main east-west road. Further to the west, US Rangers land at Pointe du Hoc with the mission of scaling steep cliffs and disabling the large German guns situated on top of them, which could otherwise fire at Allied ships.