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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 13 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy, June 1944|
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
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|112k||LCT(5)-413 under way off the coast of Italy, date unknown.||Gerd Matthes|
|88k||View of "Omaha" Beach following emplacement of the "Gooseberry" breakwater of sunken ships, circa mid-June 1944. Construction operations are
underway in the foreground, with two bulldozers at work. The old British battleship
HMS Centurion, sunk as part of the breakwater, is visible in the center.
Landing craft present at or near the shoreline include (from center to left): LCT(5)-149; British
LCT(A)-2043 (marked "U.S."); British LCT-1024; LCT(5)-413 and LCT(6)-611.
The British LCT-1024 is somewhat off shore, in the right center, headed toward the right. This view forms the left half of a panorama.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-258260 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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