A 'Band of Brothers' takes part in the Allied invasion of Normandy(32 images)
American, British and Canadian invasion forces landed in Northwestern France on June 6, 1944, established beachheads in Normandy, and by evening had "gotten over the first five or six hurdles" in the greatest amphibious assault of all time.
In solemn words that went out to a newly hopeful world, President Roosevelt beseeched Almighty God to give strength and victory to Allied invasion forces launched upon the greatest crusade of modern times -- the emancipation of Europe's suffering peoples.
Troops crouch inside a LCVP landing craft, just before landing on Omaha Beach, one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard/National Archives/UPI
A member of the the U.S. Navy's Second Beach Battalion disassembles a German Beetle remote-controlled miniature explosive tank on Utah Beach on June 11, 1944. These vehicles were built as mobile anti-landing craft mines. Photographed by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8). Note the DUKY in the immediate background. Photo by U.S. Navy/National Archives/UPI
Scene on Omaha Beach soon after the D-Day landings, showing stranded landing craft, piles of supplies, and dead soldiers awaiting evacuation or burial. The USS LCT-199 is offshore in left center. British LCT(A)(5)-2421, USS LCT-555 and USS LCT-638 are on the beach in the center (listed from the middle distance to further away). An LCVP from USS Thurston (APA-77) is in the left foreground. The photograph was received by the Naval Photo Science Laboratory on June 14, 1944, but was probably taken on or about June 6. Photo by U.S. Navy/National Archives/UPI
A U.S. Army medical corpsman gives candy to a young French girl, injured during the Allied invasion of German-occupied France. Photograph released June 17, 1944. Photo by U.S. Navy/National Archives/UPI
Army troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France to take part in the Allied invasion of German-occupied France. Some of these men wear 101st Airborne Division insignia. Photograph released June 12, 1944. Photo by U.S. Navy/National Archives/UPI
A U.S. Coast Guard boat rescues two survivors from the waters off Normandy, France, after their ship was hit on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of Normandy. The ship ahead of this boat appears to be a minesweeper. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard/National Archives/UPI
"Jaws of Death" - D-Day at Omaha Beach. U.S. Army troops wade ashore on Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, during the Allied invasion of German-occupied France. They were brought to the beach by a Coast Guard manned LCVP. .Photo by CPHOM Robert F. Sargent/U.S. Coast Guard/National Archives/UPI