Photos of the Normandy Invasion, D-day June 6, 1944

The invasion of Normandy (code named Operation Overlord), also referred to as D-day, occurred June 6, 1944. The initial date set for the landings, was June 5, but because of bad weather, General Eisenhower delayed the assault by one day. More than 150,000 Allied troops participated in the landings, and airborne assault.   
 General Eisenhower meets with airborne troops, the day before the Normandy invasion.
Photo: National Archives,  from record group 111, ARC Identifier 778813 / Local Identifier 77-18-112
 The first view many troops had of the beaches of Normandy, was through the drop down door of their landing craft. Many died before they even reach the beach.
Photo: National Archives,  from Collection FDR-PHOCO: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, ARC Identifier 195515
 These American troops were wounded during the assault on Omaha beach, on D-day. They are being treated, and are waiting to be evacuated. 
Photo: National Archives, from record group 111, ARC Identifier 531187 / Local Identifier 111-SC-189910
 These Americans reached Utah beach in a life raft, after their landing craft was sunk. June 6, 1944.
Photo: National Archives, from record group 111, ARC Identifier 531189 / Local Identifier 111-SC-190366
 A single rifle stuck in the ground, with a helmet on top, marks the spot where an American soldier lost his life. Beside the lonely tribute lies a box of ammunition.
Photo: National Archives, from record group 26, ARC Identifier 513176 / Local Identifier 26-G-2441
 Photo: National Archives,  from Collection FDR-PHOCO: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Public Domain Photographs, ARC Identifier 195567
As part of the Normandy invasion, prefabricated harbors were erected, which allowed easy access from ship to shore, for vehicles and supplies. The view here, is of Mulberry harbor.
Photo: Library of Congress details

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