6.6.2004
ENLARGE THE PHOTO


D-Day Morning
U.S. Army Air Force photo, dated June 6, 1944

This aerial view shows Utah Beach on the morning of D-Day, June 6, 1944. Along the top of the photo can be seen the flooded Merderet River valley. On the beach, numerous landing craft are bringing in General Barton's 4th Infantry Division. Several causeways leading inland are visible. The aircraft engine nacelle and propeller of the plane from which this photo was taken are the dark images at the top right. Dark spots on the ground are the shadows cast by clouds.

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