D-Day hour by hour

These pages have been compiled by the D-Day Museum and list some of the main events that took place on each beach on D-Day. The lists are not exhaustive, and for more information you can consult books or websites about the relevant beach.

GOLD Beach on D-Day

First Allied troops to land: 50th (Northumbrian) Division, led by 69th and 231st Brigades, 8th Armoured Brigade.

JUNO Beach on D-Day

First Allied troops to land: 3rd Canadian Division, led by 7th and 8th Brigades, and 6th Armoured Regiment.

OMAHA Beach on D-Day

First Allied troops to land: 16th Regimental Combat Team (US 1st Division) and 116th Regimental Combat Team (29th Division), 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions.

SWORD Beach on D-Day

First Allied troops to land: 3rd British Division, led by 8th Infantry Brigade Group.

UTAH Beach on D-Day

First Allied troops to land: US 4th Infantry Division, led by 8th Regimental Combat Team.