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LSTs - Grounded on the Beach

LSTs - Grounded on the Beach World War II Famous Historical Events Visual Arts

At low tide, U.S. Navy ships deliver supplies to Omaha Beach.  This picture was taken during the middle of June, 1944.

The U.S. Naval Historical Center provides a detailed description of this image, including the identification of some of the pictured vessels:

Landing ships putting cargo ashore on Omaha Beach, at low tide during the first days of the operation, mid-June, 1944.

Among identifiable ships present are LST-532 (in the center of the view); USS LST-262 (3rd LST from right); USS LST-310 (2nd LST from right); USS LST-533 (partially visible at far right); and USS LST-524.

Note barrage balloons overhead and Army "half-track" convoy forming up on the beach. The LST-262 was one of 10 Coast Guard-manned LSTs that participated in the invasion of Normandy, France.

Click on the image for a much-better view.


Media Credits

Image Photo 26-G-2517, U.S. Coast Guard Collection at the U.S. National Archives, online courtesy U.S. Naval Historical Center.

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