Photo #: 80-G-251979
Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
View looking down into one of the concrete "Phoenix" caissons being constructed at Portsmouth Dockyard, England, 17 March 1944.
These caissons were built for use as breakwaters for the "Mulberry" artificial harbors that were part of the Normandy invasion plan.
Photographed by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8).
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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23 January 2004