Episode 06: Code Name Omaha Beach

Gayle EylerOn June 6, 1944, Allied forces infamously stormed the beaches at Normandy. The five beaches were given code names: Gold, Sword, Juno, Utah, and Omaha. How did Omaha Beach get its code name?

Omaha carpenter Gayle Eyler was drafted in 1943, and found himself converting apartments in London into the headquarters utilized for planning the invasion of Normandy. Eyler left behind a letter which details his WWII experience, which included being the origin of the code name “Omaha Beach.” Eyler’s son, Eric, makes a special guest appearance to discuss his dad’s unique story.

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