D Day - Operation Neptune
D-Day - Operation Neptune:
As part of Operation Neptune, the naval component of the D-Day landings, the USS Texas played a crucial role in the bombardment of German coastal defenses along Utah Beach in Normandy. On the morning of June 6, 1944, the Texas, along with other battleships and supporting vessels, began its bombardment runs, unleashing a torrent of firepower upon German bunkers, gun emplacements, and fortifications.

Despite facing rough seas and enemy fire, the USS Texas maintained its position and continued its relentless assault on the enemy positions. Its accurate gunfire and precision targeting were instrumental in neutralizing numerous German strongholds and supporting the American troops who were storming the beaches.

The Battleship's Enduring Impact:
The USS Texas's resolute performance during the D-Day invasion left an indelible mark on the success of the operation. The devastating firepower unleashed by the battleship not only aided in breaking through the formidable German coastal defenses but also provided essential fire support to the troops ashore as they fought to establish a foothold on French soil.

Post-D-Day Contributions:
Following the successful D-Day landings, the USS Texas continued to provide fire support during subsequent operations in Normandy and beyond. The battleship supported the Allied forces as they pushed inland, providing artillery support against enemy strongholds and counterattacks.

Legacy and Preservation:
After World War II, the USS Texas continued to serve the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. However, as modern naval technology advanced, the battleship was eventually decommissioned in 1948 and designated as a museum ship in 1948. Today, the USS Texas remains preserved as a floating museum at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site near Houston, Texas.
SAN JACINTO WEATHER of the museum where USS Texas is located