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80-G-251982 Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944

Photo #: 80-G-251982  Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
Title: Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
Description: A concrete Phoenix caisson is towed into an English harbor, following its construction by the Portsmouth Dockyard, England, 16 March 1944. These caissons were built for use as breakwaters for the Mulberry artificial harbors that were part of the Normandy invasion plan. Photographed by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-251982
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