Photo #: SC 193943
USS Owl (ATO-137)
Enters Cherbourg harbor, France, towing two barges loaded with engineer equipment, 18 July 1944. She was the first ship carrying supplies to enter Cherbourg harbor after its liberation from the Germans.
Note the large "M" painted on her smokestack.
Photographed by Reshovsky.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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23 February 2004