Red Beach Green Beach
LCT 797 tow LCM 91 LCT 518 tow LCM 95
LCT 691 tow LCM 92 LCT 837 tow LCM 96
LCT 836 tow LCM 93 LCT 1050 tow LCM 109
LCT 801 tow LCM 94 LCT 646 tow LCM 110
"LCM(3)s towed by LCT(4)s will be preloaded with two tons of
explosives prior to departure from near shore. In the event
LCM is inoperative upon arrival in transport Area, LCT(4) furnishing
tow signal flagship for replacement LCM. Demolitions personnel
embarked on LCT(4) will each carry an additional explosive pack
for a reserve in the event an LCM is lost.
Reserve engineer demolition personnel will be embarked on U.S.S.
DICKMAN and are to be landed when lift becomes available. Then
reserves will embark on transport with only individual explosive
packs. Reserve explosives are available on LCMs towed by LCT(4)s.
(1) The Assault will be so timed that all beach obstacles
will be above water.
(2) The attack on obstacles will be made after the initial
assault infantry have infiltrated the obstacles and
proceeded toward the seawall.
(3) Naval Demolition Units will assist the Army Demolition
Units in the broaching of above water obstacles.
2. The force will breach and destroy above water obstacles on
UTAH BEACH in order to permit the unimpeded landing of personnel
vehicles, and equipment of the VII Corps, U. S. Army.
3. (a) Naval Demolition Units are embarked with their Demolitions
material for passage to the Transport Area as follows:
READ BEACH GREEN BEACH
Unit LST Unit LST
28,29 282 25,26 48
30,132,135 230 127,136 47
(b) Upon anchoring of LSTs in transport area each demolition unit
will embark personnel and material in an LCVP assigned from
LST in, which they are embarked. When loaded in LCVPs, proceed
to rendezvous area and proceed with designated assault
wave in accordance with Attack Landing Plan, Appendix Two to
(c) Navy Combat Demolition Units clear four gaps 50 yards wide
at 250 yard intervals through the seaward band of obstacles
on each beach. Widen gaps to the left until entire band of
obstacles is cleared. Clear gaps in obstacles as follows:
(1) Green Beach Demolition Party.
Unit #25 clear gap a right flank of beach.
Unit #26 clear cap at 250 yards from right flank.
Unit #127 clear gap at 500 yards from right flank.
Unit #136 clear gap at 750 yards from right flank.
(2) Red Beach Demolition Party.
Unit #28 clear gap at right flank of beach
Unit #29 clear gap 250 yards from right flank.
Unit #30 clear gap 500 yards from right flank.
Unit #132 clear gap 750 yards from right flank.
(3) Reserve Demolition Units are assigned to demolition
parties as follows:
Units #139 and #134 are to assigned to Green
Beach Demolition Party.
Unit #135 is assigned to Red Beach Demolition
"Naval Combat Demolition Units assigned as
Red and Green Beach demolition parties in
task organization land with wave 2 at H + 5
minutes. Reserve NCDU's land with wave 4 at
H + 17 minutes on beaches designated In para-
(X) (1) Each man will carry a 50 pound pack of prepared explosives
ashore. After landing demolition units, LCM(3) and
LCVPs return to the line 1000 yards beyond the line of
departure, keeping clear of other waves, reform into
wave formation as in first landing, and again proceed
to beach to arrive at H + 65 minutes unless directed to do
so earlier, or otherwise directed. On second beaching,
demolition units unload all explosives remaining in
landing craft. Landing craft remain under control of Senior
Demolition Officer for use as directed. Landing craft will
be released on order of Senior Demolition Officer when no
(2) Tow by tank dozers or bull dozers obstacles which cannot be
completely destroyed. Concentrate into piles on beach. Naval
Beach Parties will buoy, as navigational hazards, piles of
obstacles and scrap if within tidal area. If water approaches
obstacles before arrival of beach party, demolition parties will
buoy existing channels.
(3) Close coordination must be exercised between Naval and Engineer
Demolition teams to insure alignment of gaps in the various
bands of obstacles. Engineer and Naval Demolition Teams will be
mutually supporting as necessary.
(4) Naval Demolition teams are entirely responsible for clearing any
underwater obstacles which may be encountered.
(5) Naval Demolition Units report to Commander 2nd Beach Battalion
after initial demolitions have been effected."
4. LSTs embark demolition units with their demolition material as
indicated in paragraph 5(a). Upon anchoring in transport area,
lower one LCVP for each demolition unit embarked. Assist demolition
units in loading material and men into LCVP.
THIS MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE
LCT 522 and LCT 524 each embark six (6) tons of reserve
explosives for Green Beach Units. LCT 810 and LCT 855 each embark
five (5) tons of reserve explosives for Red Beach Units.
In the event that either LCT is lost, the other will serve as a
common source of supply for all units of its beach. LCT's designated
to carry Navy Demolition explosives fly "ANSWERING" pennant "BAKER"
flag for quick identification. LCT's carrying reserve explosives
beach as scheduled in Attack Landing Plan, Appendix Two to Annex
"George", unless otherwise directed. (It is quite likely that
reserve explosives will be required before regular beaching time.)
Navy Demolition explosives will be unloaded and placed
in beach dumps. Senior Demolitions Officer delegate an
Officer to supervise unloading of explosives belonging to
Naval Demolition Group and note Location of beach dump in
which explosives are placed.
Demolition Units diving gear for use in emergency
Units take rations and water for 24 hours ashore. Further,
billeting and supply will be from Shore Party Sources.
5. The Senior Demolitions Officer will be embarked on LST 281 and
will proceed to beach with Unit #134.
Communications between units by SCR 536; between
demolition parties on Red and Green Beaches and Flagship by
SCR 609. (See Report Plan, Appendix One, Annex Able.)
Communications will be in accordance with Communication
Plan Annex "Love"; use Zone BAKER time.