|Caption|| ||Astoria during battle practice off Hawaii, 8 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2|
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|Added By|| ||C. Peter Chen|
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US LSTs 284, 380, 382, and 499 loading men, vehicles, and supplies for the upcoming Normandy Invasion in Brixham Harbor, Devon, England, Jun 1 1944. Note wings and fuselage of an Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a CCKW truck.
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