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2018.04 Michael Hoblit Collection

Collection of 36 photos related to the US Navy career of John Robert Hoblit, including imagery associated with D-Day. The photographs are noted to have been taken on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) and include USS Augusta (CA-31) at sea off the coast of France amongst several unidentified ships; USS LCI(L)-540; LCI(L)-542 (including shore landing); troop landings off invasion beaches; as well as various unidentified landing craft with barrage balloons overhead. The remaining images generally consists of photos related to Hoblit and his fellow sailors aboard ship and on shore (likely at boot camp), 1943-1944. Additional materials donated to NHHC (library and museum) suggest Hoblit served aboard LCI(L)-542. It is unknown if he took the D-Day photographs himself.
Title: Michael Hoblit Collection
Caption: Collection photo # 2018.04.01 - Various unidentified landing craft with barrage balloons overhead on D-Day
Description: Collection of 36 photos related to the US Navy career of John Robert Hoblit, including imagery associated with D-Day. The photographs are noted to have been taken on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) and include USS Augusta (CA-31) at sea off the coast of France amongst several unidentified ships; USS LCI(L)-540; LCI(L)-542 (including shore landing); troop landings off invasion beaches; as well as various unidentified landing craft with barrage balloons overhead. The remaining images generally consists of photos related to Hoblit and his fellow sailors aboard ship and on shore (likely at boot camp), 1943-1944. Additional materials donated to NHHC (library and museum) suggest Hoblit served aboard LCI(L)-542. It is unknown if he took the D-Day photographs himself.
Accession #: 2018
Catalog #: 2018.04
Donor: Michael Hoblit
Copyright Owner: Naval History & Heritage Command
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Topic
  • Boats-Ships--Amphibious Warfare Ships
  • Airships--Balloons-Blimps-Dirigibles
  • Theater of Operations--Atlantic
Document Type
  • Photograph
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials