Utah Beach Photos

US Landing Beach for D-Day: Utah Beach

The Making History Project has uploaded photos from its 2014 and 2010 Normandy France trips for Utah Beach. These photos were taken during the 66th and 70th Anniversary for D-Day.

Utah Beach
Utah Beach – Normandy France

Utah Beach was one of two landing beaches for the US during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.  These beaches are located on the Normandy coast of France.  The entire coast also known as the Atlantic Wall, was heavily fortified with bunkers, machine gun emplacements and artillery.  The German strategy for fortress Europe was to stop the Allies at the sea and to that end, German General Erwin Rommel personally oversaw many of the plans and fortifications which were later overrun by the Allied forces.


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About Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he is a full-time mediator and has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or patrick@making-history-project.com

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