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U.S. Navy Ships at Normandy

Command Ships, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, and Destroyer Escorts of the Western Naval Task Force During Operation Overlord


Normandy Invasion, June 1944
Senior U.S. officers watching operations from the bridge of USS Augusta (CA-31), off Normandy, 8 June 1944. They are (from left to right): Rear Admiral Alan G. Kirk, USN, Commander Western Naval Task Force; Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley, U.S. Army, commanding general, U.S. First Army; Rear Admiral Arthur D. Struble, USN, (with binoculars) chief of staff for Rear Admiral Kirk; and Major General Ralph Royce, U.S. Army (80-G-252940).
Published: Fri May 10 11:09:09 EDT 2019