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Navy Signalman – Omaha Beach

Navy signalmen on the beach communicating with ships off shore
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Dwight C. Shepler; 1944; Framed Dimensions 19H X 23W
Accession #: 88-199-GV
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These sailors set up a beach communications station between ships and shore – using the semaphore light (able to be seen from afar) and Morse code to pass messages from land commanders to ships offshore.  The signalman with the telescope read the ships’ semaphore signals and passed them on. 

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