The Allied forces land a considerable number of men and material. On the British side, the Germans position three divisions North-West of Caen: the 21st Panzer Division, 12nd S.S. Panzer Division and the Panzer-Lehr. These divisions are fighting the British soldiers of the 2nd Army who are supported on the ground by anti-tank guns and in the sky by a devastator allied aviation which worries the German generals.
The counter-attacks of the Luftwaffe in Normandy are thin and are failing: on June 9, BF 109 German fighters are announced near the village of Lion-sur-Mer. Immediately, American P-51 Mustang fighters push them back.
The American troops of the 7th Corps continue to attack the village of Montebourg in Cotentin, savagely defended by the German soldiers. The losses are important. Other units capture the locality of Azeville and reduce to silence the German battery which opened fire on Utah Beach. The 1st American Infantry Division, which landed on June 6 at Omaha, launches an offensive West of Bayeux: the villages of Tour-en-Bessin, Etreham and Blay are liberated. The 29th American Infantry Division is on its side on the way towards Carentan and captures the town of Isigny-sur-Mer after a long day of fightings. South-west of Isigny, the Headquarters of the 2nd American Infantry Division settles in the village of Formigny. Its forces progress to the South in direction of the localities of Trévières and Rubercy which are reached in the evening.