Thursday, August 28, 2014

Into the Jaws of Death. June 6 1944, D-Day colorized.

A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned 
USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach
on D-Day (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) 

on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties.
This original photo was taken by Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM
Robert F. Sargent.

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