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THE PORT AT UTAH BEACH

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Following D-Day, the American forces develop an artificial harbor at Utah Beach in order to begin supplying the Allied offensive until the liberation of Cherbourg and its deep-water port.

Artificial ports are also constructed at Omaha Beach and Arromanches after D-Day. But these two ports are heavily damaged by the devastating storm two weeks after D-Day, putting new pressure on the port at Utah Beach to handle the logisitics of supplying the Allied operations..

Initially intended as a short-term solution, the port at Utah Beach would be operational for over five months, receiving troops, equipment, supplies and ammunition.

A total of 836,000 men, 725,000 tons of equipment and 222,000 vehicles will land at the artificial harbor of Utah Beach, the gooseberry G1, before the end of 1944.