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They’re Off! The Invasion’s On!
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.Purchase This Image
CollectionGeorge M. Elsey Collection
Call No. Box 3