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This is the Juno Beach order of battle on D-Day.

Canadian landings at Juno Beach

Canadian soldiers approaching Juno Beach aboard LCAs

AlliedEdit

Juno Wounded 3

Top: Wounded Canadian soldiers lying on Juno beach awaiting transfer to casualty clearing station, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Middle: The same bunker in 2006 Bottom: The view down the beach from the bunker, showing enfilading fire position.

LandEdit

Canadian ArmyEdit

3rd Canadian Infantry Division

BritishEdit

NavalEdit

Force J was commanded by the British, and the flagship vessel came from the Royal Navy. Among the chief vessels in the force were

The force also included 109 Royal Canadian Navy vessels, among them:

Landing craft from both the RN and RCN were employed in Force J, the total number were:

  • 1 Landing Ship Headquarters
  • 2 Assault Group Headquarters Ship
  • 3 Landing Ships Infantry (Large)
  • 3 Landing Ships Infantry (Medium)
  • 12 Landing Ships Infantry (Hand Hoisting)
  • 20 Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
  • 8 Landing Craft Infantry (Small)
  • 142 Landing Craft Assault
  • 4 Landing Craft Assault (Obstacle Clearance)
  • 18 Landing Craft Assault (Hedgerow)
  • 8 Landing Craft Support (Medium)
  • 4 Landing Craft Headquarters
  • 22 Landing Ship Tank Mark II
  • 2 Landing Craft Tank Mark III (Flotilla of 10 craft each)
  • 7 Landing Craft Tank Mark IV (Flotilla of 10 craft each)
  • 2 Landing Craft Tank Mark V/VI (Flotilla of 10 craft each)
  • 7 Landing Craft Flak
  • 7 Landing Craft Gun (Large)
  • 7 Landing Craft Tank (Armoured)
  • 8 Landing Craft Tank (High Explosive)
  • 9 Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
  • 36 Landing Craft Personnel (Large) Smoke Layer
  • 4 Landing Barge Flak
  • 4 Landing Craft Support (Large) Mark I
  • 3 Landing Craft Support (Large) Mark II
  • 1 Landing Ship Dock
  • 15 Rhino Ferry

GermanEdit

Six main resistance nests were located in the Juno Beach sector:

  • WN26 - Langrune-sur-Mer
  • WN27 - St. Aubin-sur-Mer
  • WN28 - Bernières-sur-Mer
  • WN28a - Beny-sur-Mer
  • WN29 - Courseulles
  • WN30 - Courseulles
  • WN31 - Courseulles

The strongpoints were manned by soldiers of the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of Grenadier Regiment 736 of the 716th Infantry Division. East Battalion 441 was also deployed in the vicinity of Courseulles. Artillery support was provided by Artillery Regiment 1716.

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