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They’re Off! The Invasion’s On!

1944
   
Author:  United States Coast Guard
Date: June 5, 1944

Subjects: World War II



Files of Coast Guard LCIS (Landing Craft Infantry) move across the English Channel for the D-Day invasion of the coast of Normandy in this photograph by Coast Guard Combat Photographer S. Scott Wigle, former Detroit newspaperman. It was the first American-made D-Day picture from London. The LCIS carry barrage balloons as protection against low-flying Nazi strafing planes.

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Location: Vault
Call No. Box 3

Language: english