Normandy Invasion
D-Day Landings on "Omaha" Beach, 6 June 1944 - Offshore Activities



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Photo #: 26-G-2342

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


A LCVP landing craft from USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) approaches "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
The boat is smoking from a fire that resulted when a German machine gun bullet hit a hand grenade. After discharging his load of troops the boat's coxwain, Coastguardsman Delba L. Nivens of Amarillo, Texas, assisted by his engineman and bowman, put out the fire and returned to their transport.
Note the beach obstacles just ahead of the boat.

Photograph from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: 26-G-2340

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


Troops crouch inside a LCVP landing craft, just before landing on "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.

Photograph from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: KN-570 (Color)

"The Battle for Fox Green Beach"

Watercolor by Navy Combat Artist Dwight Shepler, 1944, showing USS Emmons (DD-457) bombarding in support of the "Omaha" Beach landings, on "D-Day" of the Normandy invasion, 6 June 1944.

Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

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Photo #: 80-G-352818

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


The coast near Pointe du Hoc is bombarded in support of the "Omaha" Beach landings, on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. Photographed from USS Texas (BB-35).
Note church spire beyond the smoke in left center.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-352841

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


Bombardment of the coast near Pointe du Hoc on "D-Day", 6 June 1944, in support of the "Omaha" Beach landings. Photographed from USS Texas (BB-35).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, Collection in the National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-352840

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


A U.S. Navy destroyer bombards the coast near Pointe du Hoc, in support of the "Omaha" Beach landings, on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
Photographed from USS Texas (BB-35).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, Collection in the National Archives.

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Photo #: SC 189987

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


USS LCI(L)-490 and USS LCI(L)-496 approach "Omaha" Beach.
The original caption gives date as 7 June 1944, but the heavy smoke ashore strongly indicates that the view was taken on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
Photographed by Wall.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: SC 190257

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


Troops and vehicles on board a landing craft approaching "Omaha" Beach.
The original caption gives the date as 8 June 1944, but heavy smoke ashore strongly indicates that the photograph was taken on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-231248

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


View of the invasion force off the Normandy coast, photographed from USS Ancon (AGC-4), with "Omaha" Beach in the background and barrage balloons overhead. The amount of smoke on the beach strongly indicates that the photograph was taken on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
USS LST-373 is at right.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, Collection in the National Archives.

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Photo #: SC 189988

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


Landing craft approach "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
Vessels present include LCM, LCI(L) and LCT types.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: 26-G-06-10-44(4)

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


A sinking Coast Guard manned LCI(L) limps alongside a transport to evacuate her crew, on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
Wartime censors have painted out the landing craft's number, but she may be LCI(L)-85, sunk by German shell fire off "Omaha" Beach.

Photograph from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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Photo #: 26-G-2344

Normandy Invasion, June 1944


The sinking Coast Guard manned USS LCI(L)-85 comes alongside another ship to transfer her survivors, after she was hit by German shells off "Omaha" Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.
Note casualties on deck, including a man on a stretcher (left center) whose face has been obscured by wartime censors.
Also note binoculars atop a chart in the LCI(L)'s conning tower (upper right) and life raft (at left) with paddles secured to its side.

Photograph from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

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