Photo #: USA C-741 (Color)
Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
U.S. Army Rangers in a landing craft, prior to leaving England for the invasion of France, circa early June 1944.
Note M1 rifles, "Bazooka" rocket launcher, netting over helmets, packs on chests, and "Lucky Strike" cigarettes.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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2 March 2004