Landing Craft Launched Miles Off-Shore

Landing Craft Launched Miles Off-Shore Famous Historical Events World War II Visual Arts

This photo depicts how assault troops left the large transport ships, ten miles off the Normandy coast, to board smaller vessels which would take them ashore. 

Included in OMAHA Beachhead (6 June--13 June 1944), Chapter 3 (“D-Day:  The Landings”), at page 38, the image’s description there provides more details:

LANDING CRAFT were launched from transports 10 miles from the beaches. These craft, bucking rough seas, are passing by the cruiser Augusta, flagship of Western Task Force. The LCVP's in foreground would carry something more than a company [sic] of infantry.

Media Credits

From the "American Forces in Action Series," OMAHA Beachhead (6 June--13 June 1944) was compiled by the Historical Division of the War Department. 

Of this series, General George C. Marshall (then Chief of Staff) said:


AMERICAN FORCES IN ACTION is a series prepared by the War Department especially for the information of wounded men. It will show these soldiers, who have served their country so well, the part they and their comrades played in achievement which do honor to the record of the United States Army. 

Image described above, online, courtesy HyperWar Foundation and iBiblio - The Public's Library and Digital Archive at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).



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