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101st Airborne arive at St. Marcouf, D-Day 101st Airborne arive at St. Marcouf, D-Day
 A group of paratroopers with 101st Airborne move into St. Marcouf near Utah Beach, France. From here they will move on into the continent accomplishing their assigned objectives on June 6, 1944.
 
 
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101st Airborne enter St. Marcouf, Utah Beach 101st Airborne enter St. Marcouf, Utah Beach
A group of paratroopers from the 101st. Airborne enter at St. Marcouf, Utah Beach, France. From here they will move on into the continent accomplishing their assigned objectives on June 6, 1944.
 
 
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101st Airborne in C-47 "Operation Chicago" D-Day 101st Airborne in C-47 "Operation Chicago" D-Day
Troops from the 101st Airborne with full packs and bazooka, in a C-47 transport over the English Channel just before the drop behind enemy lines in Normandy, France. D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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101st Airborne in C-47, D-Day 101st Airborne in C-47, D-Day
 Troops from the 101st Airborne with full packs and bazooka, in a C-47 transport over the English Channel just before the drop behind enemy lines in Normandy, France for "Operation Chicago"  The division, as part of the VII Corps assault, jumped in the dark morning before H-Hour to seize positions west of Utah Beach. As the assault force approached the French coast, it encountered fog and antiaircraft fire, which forced some of the planes to break formation. Paratroopers from both the 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions missed their landing zones and were scattered over wide areas.  From 0015 in the darkness of June 6, 1944, when Capt. Frank L. Lillyman, Skaneateles, N.Y., leader of the Pathfinder group, became the first Allied soldier to touch French soil, and for 33 successive days the 101st Airborne carried the attack to the enemy.
 
 
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101st Airborne ready to board gliders 101st Airborne ready to board gliders
The 101st Airborne are ready to board gliders during "Operation Chicago" D-Day - 1, June 5, 1944.
 
 
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105mm howitzer with 32nd Field Artillery 105mm howitzer with 32nd Field Artillery
This Howitzer of 105mm was prepared for the operation amphibian It is a part of the 32nd Field Artillery and it bears the names Troina and Oran. The yellow rectangle also painted on the shield and which appear also in the center of white star of other machines of the U.S. First  Division. This could be a tactical sign, in which case C the battery C would indicate. The principal cylinder head and elements were sealed with the assistance one asbestos paste, which will have to be completely withdrawn before the shooting. The artillerist perched on the gun is fron First Division "Big Red One", his badge on the helmet. Preparations for Operation Overlord.
 
 
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1st Division lands on Omaha beach 1st Division lands on Omaha beach
U.S. Army 116th Regimental Combat Team, U.S. 1st Division, landing on Omaha beach. When the first wave landed at 6:30 a.m., the men found that naval gunfire and air bombardments had not softened German defenses or resistance. Omaha Beach, Normandy. June 6,1944.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division inspects wreck Panzer tank, Omaha Beach 1st Infantry Division inspects wreck Panzer tank, Omaha Beach
Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division inspects the wreck of Panzer tank near Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division lands on Omaha beach 1st Infantry Division lands on Omaha beach
First wave of troops from U.S. Army 116th Regimental Combat Team 1st Infantry Division unloading at Omaha beach. The troops found that naval gunfire and air bombardments had not softened German defenses or resistance. The first units try to land, but are cut down heavy fire from the Germans on Omaha Beach, June 6,1944.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division near Omaha beach 1st Infantry Division near Omaha beach
Troops from the U.S. 1st Infantry Division on on board a USCG cutter, smoke on the cliff  from the attack  by the Navy. Also LCI on fire from German artillery at Omaha beach, D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division on Omaha Beach 1st Infantry Division on Omaha Beach
 American assault troops of the 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st U.S. Infantry Division, assemble on Omaha Beach before moving into France, near Collville-Sur-Mer, France. Additional infantrymen offloading from landing craft on the right. June 6, 1944.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division on Omaha Beach, Fox Red sector 1st Infantry Division on Omaha Beach, Fox Red sector
Under Wn 60 with the foot of cliff of Colleville on Sea at Omaha Beach, Fox Red sector on the right of Fox Green and F-1 sector of L/16th IR of 1st Infantry Division. These soldiers use the cliff fo shelter of German fire, D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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1st LST to unload troops and tanks 1st LST to unload troops and tanks
LST 543 is the 1st LST to unload troops and tanks on Mulberry "A" Omaha Beach.
 
 
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1st U.S. Infantry Division on a narrow strip at Omaha Beach "D-Day" 1st U.S. Infantry Division on a narrow strip at Omaha Beach "D-Day"
American assault troops of the 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st U.S. Infantry Division, assemble on a narrow strip at Omaha Beach before moving into the interior of the continent, near Collville-Sur-Mer, France. Additional infantrymen disembark from landing craft on the right. 6 June 1944.
 
 
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21st Army Group on board LCT's at port 21st Army Group on board LCT's at port
First Infantry Division from the 21st Army Group on board LCT's at English port for preparations of Operation Overlord.
 
 
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29th Infantry Division examine bunker, D-Day 29th Infantry Division examine bunker, D-Day
Soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division examine a bunker after the departure of Germans troops in Normandy, D-Day. France.June 6, 1944.
 
 
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29th Infantry Division move on Omaha Beach 29th Infantry Division move on Omaha Beach
U.S. 29th Infantry Division move on Omaha Beach, D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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2nd Canadian Infantry Division unloads on Juno beach 2nd Canadian Infantry Division unloads on Juno beach
 Saskatchewan Regiment of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division unloads on Juno beach.
 
 
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3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) at crossroad Caumont, France. D-Day + 2 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) at crossroad Caumont, France. D-Day + 2
105mm Motorized Howitzer M7 Priest with the 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) move past M.P. in Caumont, France. D-Day + 2, June 8, 1944.
 
 
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3d Infantry Division at Caumont, France 3d Infantry Division at Caumont, France
105mm Motorized Howitzer M7 Priest with the 3d Infantry Division  move past M.P. in Caumont, France. D-Day + 2, June 8, 1944.
 
 
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3rd Canadian Infantry Division aboard LCT-243 3rd Canadian Infantry Division aboard LCT-243
3rd Canadian Infantry Division aboard LCT-243 ready to move on Juno Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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47mm Bofors gun on top of Phoenix B90 47mm Bofors gun on top of Phoenix B90
American unloading in Normandy at Omaha Beach. Each Phoenix was equipped with AA 47mm Bofors gun on top.
 
 
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4th Infantry Division lands on Utah Beach 4th Infantry Division lands on Utah Beach
4th Infantry Division unloads on Utah Beach from U.S. Coast Gaurd LCI, destroyed vehicles and body's lie all over beach. Casualties on Utah Beach, the westernmost landing zone, were the lightest of any beach with 197 out of roughly 23,000 troops landed. 4th Infantry Division found themselves in the wrong positions due to a current that pushed their landing craft to the southeast. Instead of landing at Tare Green and Uncle Red sectors, they came ashore at Victor sector, which was lightly defended. Relatively little German opposition was encountered. Brig. General Theodore Roosevelt Jr, the Asst. Commander of 4th Division, was famous for stating "We'll start the war from right here."
 
 
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4th Infantry Division move on LCT's 4th Infantry Division move on LCT's
 Troops from the 4th Infantry Division with 1st Engineer Special Brigade on LCT near Utah Beach, D-Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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4th Infantry Division, VII Corps and the 359th RCT on Utah Beach 4th Infantry Division, VII Corps and the 359th RCT on Utah Beach
4th Infantry Division, VII Corps and the 359th RCT of the 90th Infantry Division on Utah Beach, Normandy. Balloons fill the sky to stop low flying aircraft attacking ground troops on D Day, June 6, 1944.
 
 
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5th ESB load supplies for Operation Overlord 5th ESB load supplies for Operation Overlord
5th ESB embark in the hold of a LCT for the crossing of the English Channel, Omaha beach. Life belts were tied up on the stretchers to guarantee their recovery on the beach. The mark of neutrality not on the helmets and the arm-band with the Red Croix is not on, without it being known why?
 
 
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612th Tank Battalion unloading on Mulberry "A" Omaha Beach 612th Tank Battalion unloading on Mulberry "A" Omaha Beach
Halftrack with 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion assigned to 2nd Infantry Division, unloading on Mulberry "A" Omaha Beach. In the background you can see the two Lobnitz quays laid out in "T" with five tug boats on the right, June 16, 1944.
 
 
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6th Canadian Armoured Regiment "1st Hussars" Juno Beach 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment "1st Hussars" Juno Beach
The 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment "1st Hussars" and The Queen's Own "Rifles of Canada" head to Juno Beach. The first wave suffered 50% casualties, the second highest of the five D-Day beachheads, June 6, 1944. The use of armour was successful at Juno, in some instances actually landing ahead of the infantry as intended and helping clear a path inland. Despite the obstacles, within hours the Canadians were off the beach and beginning their advance inland.
 
 
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82nd Airborne board C-47 for Normandy, D-Day 82nd Airborne board C-47 for Normandy, D-Day
 Troops with the 82nd Airborne get ready to board a C-47 transport for "Operation Neptune," the division dropped behind Utah Beach, Normandy, France between Ste Mere-Eglise and Carentan on June 6th, 1944, D-Day.
 
 
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82nd Airborne on C-47 transport "Operation Detroit" 82nd Airborne on C-47 transport "Operation Detroit"
82nd Airborne on a C-47 transport over the English Channel, are heading to Cherbourg Peninsula at 0300 hours for "Operation Detroit" on June 6, 1944. D-Day.
 
 
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