On June 6, 1944, the allies prepared one of the most ambitious operations in military history: the landing of over 156,000 troops in Nazi-occupied France. D-Day remains the largest seaborne invasion in history. In addition to the troops that landed, over 190,000 naval personnel and more than 6,900 ships were involved in the landing. Among them was the USS Texas. Commissioned in 1914, the Texas was one of seven battleships that took part in the landings, and played a key role providing fire support in the difficult landings at Omaha Beach.