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Under the Enemy’s Nose

Minesweeping operations before invasion
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Dwight C. Shepler; 1944; Framed Dimension 25H X 30W
Accession #: 88-199-ES
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Canadian Minesweeping Squadron 31, supported by the US destroyers EMMONS and DOYLE, cleared a bombardment support lane to the Normandy coast during the night before the invasion.  The tense silence of the scattered moonlight was broken by the opening of the air attack on Pointe du Hoe, France while pathfinders dropped their red and green markers. 

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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