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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
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|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 13 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach, 6 to 25 June 1944
Transported 2nd Platoon, A Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Bridge
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|126k||From left to right; LCT(5)-199, LCT(5)-195 and LCT(5)-20 at Portland-Hard, Dorset while loading for the Invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944. Embarked in LCT(5)-199 is the 2nd Platoon A Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion while 1st Platoon command track backs onto LCT(5)-195. LCT(5)-20 (far right) is loaded w/2nd Platoon of C Battery.
Photo #PL25481 courtesy Imperial War Museum
|Photo contributed by Robert Hurst, Caption contributed by Pat Lewis.|
|116k||Scene on "Omaha" Beach soon after the "D-Day" landings, showing stranded landing craft, piles of supplies, and dead Soldiers awaiting evacuation or burial.
LCT(5)-199 is offshore in left center.
LCT(6)-638 are on the beach in the center (listed from the middle distance to further away). An LCVP from USS Thurston (AP-77) is in the left foreground.
The photograph was received by the Naval Photo Science Laboratory, 14 June 1944, but was probably taken on or about 6 June.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-252557, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
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|99k||The stern of the wrecked LCT(5)-2337 is in the right foreground.as well as a section of floating dock; at left, is the USS LCI-92 and LCT(5)-199. In the background USS LST-543 is being battered by the surf, somewhere along the coast of France, June 21, 1944.
US Signal Corps photo # SC 193919
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