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80-G-251981 Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944

Photo #: 80-G-251981  Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
Title: Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
Description: A concrete Phoenix caisson under tow, following its construction by the Portsmouth Dockyard, England, 17 March 1944. These caissons were built for use as breakwaters for the Mulberry artificial harbors that were part of the Normandy invasion plan. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-251981
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