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Utah Beach was the codename for the westernmost flank of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available.

By the end of D-Day, some 23,250 troops had safely landed on the beach, along with 1,700 vehicles. Only about 200 casualties were recorded during the landings, in contrast to Omaha Beach where the fighting was fierce.

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