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In the Transport Area, Omaha Beach

Men on a landing craft watch flares in the night sky
Description: Painting, Gouache on Paper; by Alexander P. Russo; 1944; Framed Dimensions 28H X 22W
Accession #: 88-198-P
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The expected occurs as small boat crews returned after a busy day at landing men and supplies on Omaha Beach. Yellow-white flares dropped by German planes lighted the skies and ships, and their weird forms contrasted strangely against the pattern of tracer bullets fired into the thick foreboding clouds.

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