Photo #: USA C-745 (Color)
Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
A mobile crane lifts a crate during pre-invasion loading in an English port, circa late May or early June 1944.
USS LST-374 (center) and USS LST-314 (extreme right) are at the ramps in the background. LST-314 was sunk by German motor torpedo boats on 9 June 1944.
The numbers at the peaks of the LST bows are apparently berth numbers.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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2 March 2004