Photo #: 80-G-258260
Normandy Invasion, June 1944
View of "Omaha" Beach following emplacement of the "Gooseberry" breakwater of sunken ships, circa mid-June 1944. Construction operations are underway in the foreground, with two bulldozers at work.
The old British battleship Centurion, sunk as part of the breakwater, is visible in the center.
Landing craft present at or near the shoreline include (from center to left): USS LCT-149; British LCT-2043 (marked "U.S."); British LCT-1024; USS LCT-413 and USS LCT-611. The British LCT-1024 is somewhat off shore, in the right center, headed toward the right.
This view forms the left half of a panorama with Photo # 80-G-258261.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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30 December 2003