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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).


USS Amesbury (DE-66)

USS Ancon (AGC-4) (Omaha Beach amphibious force command ship)

USS Arkansas (BB-33)

USS Augusta (CL-31) (Western Naval Task Force flagship)

USS Baldwin (DD-624)

USS Barton (DD-599)

USS Bates (DE-68)

USS Bayfield (APA-33) (Utah Beach amphibious force command ship)

USS Blessman (DE-69)

USS Borum (DE-790)

USS Butler (DD-636)

USS Carmick (DD-493)

USS Corry (DD-463)

USS Doyle (DD-494)

Published: Tue Apr 21 09:18:03 EDT 2020