B-17G Fortress of the 15th Air Force flies with No. 4 engine feathered and right wing smoking on a mission to Zwölfaxing, Austria, Jul 8 1944British Sherman tanks near Lebisey Wood for the assault on Caen, France, 8 Jul 1944Escort Carrier USS Thetis Bay taking PBY Catalinas, F6F Hellcats, and one J2F Duck from Hawaii to Alameda for repairs, Jul 8 1944Fort du Roule located at Cherbourg
B-17G Fortress of the 15th Air Force flies with No. 4 engine feathered and right wing smoking on a mission to Zwölfaxing, Austria, Jul 8 1944British Sherman tanks near Lebisey Wood for the assault on Caen, France, 8 Jul 1944Escort Carrier USS Thetis Bay taking PBY Catalinas, F6F Hellcats, and one J2F Duck from Hawaii to Alameda for repairs, Jul 8 1944Fort du Roule located at Cherbourg's inner harbor showing damage from Allied bombardment, 8 Jul 1944
Four US battleships of Task Group 58.7 in the fleet anchorage at Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, 8 Jul 1944US Army combat photographer Staff Sergeant Andrew Yusko, Jr. posing with a M2 0.50 caliber machine gun aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber in Australia, 8 Jul 1944US Marines advancing under the cover of a M4 Sherman medium tank, northern Saipan, Mariana Islands, 8 Jul 1944USS Copahee off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 8 Jul 1944; note captured Japanese aircraft on flight deck
Four US battleships of Task Group 58.7 in the fleet anchorage at Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands, 8 Jul 1944US Army combat photographer Staff Sergeant Andrew Yusko, Jr. posing with a M2 0.50 caliber machine gun aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber in Australia, 8 Jul 1944US Marines advancing under the cover of a M4 Sherman medium tank, northern Saipan, Mariana Islands, 8 Jul 1944USS Copahee off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 8 Jul 1944; note captured Japanese aircraft on flight deck
View of the railway ferry terminal in the harbor of Cherbourg, France, 8 Jul 1944, showing German gun emplacements and damage from demolitions and bombs
View of the railway ferry terminal in the harbor of Cherbourg, France, 8 Jul 1944, showing German gun emplacements and damage from demolitions and bombs


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