The World War II Photo of the Week
for 29 July 2002
|Omaha Plus Two Years ...
This 1946 view of Easy Sector, Omaha Beach shows the rusted hulk of a destroyed LST, as well as the broad sweep of the beach at the initial landing positions far below the high bluffs from which this picture was taken (in the distance is Pointe de la Percee, marking the extreme western end of the landing zones, Charlie and Dog Sectors). It was on the stretch of shoreline in front of the LST that the 5th Engineer Special Brigade landed on June 6, 1944. Note the Operation Gooseberry breakwater of sunken ships on the horizon, and the remnants of one Operation Mulberry floating pier just to the right of the hulk. The sign in the foreground reads "MINES! KEEP OUT!" in English. This photograph was one of a series taken by ACME photographer Frank H. Donghi for the upcoming second anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. From the webmaster's collection.