Time Label: June 1944

27 June 1944

The German garrison at Cherbourg surrenders to US forces who have gradually fought their way north from Utah Beach. Cherbourg has an important harbour, although the Germans sabotage its port…

26 – 30 June 1944

British and Canadian forces attempt to outflank the city of Caen to the west (Operation Epsom). The attackers advance slightly but there are several days of attack and counter-attack before…

19 – 22 June 1944

A major storm lasts for several days and slows the rate at which Allied reinforcements are arriving in France. Many landing craft are wrecked or damaged. The American Mulberry Harbour…

13 June 1944

A week after D-Day, the Allies have landed 326,547 troops, 54,186 vehicles and 102,783 tons of supplies in Normandy. An attempt by 7th British Armoured Division to advance through Villers-Bocage…

12 June 1944

US troops capture the key town of Carentan. This means that for the first time all the Allied bridgeheads in Normandy are joined up. Also today, the first V-1 flying…

7 June 1944

From today onwards, the Allies continue to advance after D-Day, but face strong counter-attacks as German reinforcements arrive in Normandy. It is a race to see which side can move…