Photo #: 80-G-253145
Normandy Invasion, June 1944
Scene on one of the invasion beaches, during force buildup operations in June 1944.
Note: Shore party relaxing (left foreground);
Bulldozer with heavy fenders on its blade, possibly for boat salvage purposes (behind the shore party);
Beached landing vessels, including (from left to right): USS LCT-852; British LCT-2302 and a "Rhino" (RHF) pontoon barge.
This photograph, taken by Combat Photo Unit Eleven (CPU-11), was received by the Navy Photo Science Laboratory on 3 July 1944.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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9 January 2004