US Pilots of 380th Fighter Squadron, 363rd Fighter Group with P-51D Mustang US Army personnel inspect an abandoned partially completed V-1 launching ramp near Cherbourg, France, 12 Jul 1944.Ammunition dump explosion in Cherbourg harbor, France, 17 Aug 1944French civilians gathering in front of damaged Église Notre-Dame-du-Vœu, Cherbourg, France, 22 Aug 1944
US Pilots of 380th Fighter Squadron, 363rd Fighter Group with P-51D Mustang 'Fools Paradise IV' at Maupertus Airfield, Cherbourg, France, Jul-Aug 1944; note Jeep and CCKW fuel truckUS Army personnel inspect an abandoned partially completed V-1 launching ramp near Cherbourg, France, 12 Jul 1944.Ammunition dump explosion in Cherbourg harbor, France, 17 Aug 1944French civilians gathering in front of damaged Église Notre-Dame-du-Vœu, Cherbourg, France, 22 Aug 1944
US Navy PT-199, a 78-foot Higgins motor torpedo boat, tied up with US Coast Guard 83-foot patrol boats along the waterfront at Cherbourg, France, 30 Aug 1944.
US Navy PT-199, a 78-foot Higgins motor torpedo boat, tied up with US Coast Guard 83-foot patrol boats along the waterfront at Cherbourg, France, 30 Aug 1944.


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