1st Infantry Division June 6 1944 D-Day Omaha Beach
June 6, 1944: American troops land at Omaha Beach for the invasion of Normandy known as D-Day. This photo is by Robert Capa of "Life" magazine. For an incredible story about how this image was taken while he dodged bullets, click through.
Omaha Beach, one of the few pics from D-Day invasion initial wave that remain.
Frank Perconte of Easy Company, 101st Airborne, in Holland, 1944.
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Wrecked vehicles and equipment on Dog beach, OMAHA Area, after the initial assault, 6th June 1944. The M4 Sherman tank in the foreground is 'Ceaseless', 'C' company, 743rd Tank Battalion.
Major-General Richard Gale (second from the right) during a Royal visit on the 19th May 1944. The officer of the 3rd Parachute Squadron on the left is explaining demolition charges to King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth. To the extreme right stands Brigadier James Hill, the commander of the 3rd Parachute Brigade.
Omaha Beach. Taken mid-morning on D-Day, this photo shows WN62 in combat. The strongpoint is on the hill to the right of the photo and the smoke is rising from the Colleville draw from the resort villa that the strongpoint troops used as a canteen. The LCI in the foreground was one of those involved in the late morning attempts to reinforce the beleaguered Cos. E and F of the 16th Infantry on the beach in front of WN62