Aerial photo of the gun battery at Merville, Normandy, France after bombardment, circa May 1944; note the bombing failed to neutralize the battery before Normandy landingsInflated tanks used by the Allies as deception before Normandy, late May 1944Lieutenant Commander Richard OShimakaze during her trials, circa mid-May 1943; this is the only known photo of this ship
Aerial photo of the gun battery at Merville, Normandy, France after bombardment, circa May 1944; note the bombing failed to neutralize the battery before Normandy landingsInflated tanks used by the Allies as deception before Normandy, late May 1944Lieutenant Commander Richard O'Kane posing with 22 airmen rescued by USS Tang near Truk, Caroline Islands between 29 Apr and 1 May 1944; photo taken at Pearl Harbor in May 1944Shimakaze during her trials, circa mid-May 1943; this is the only known photo of this ship
Troops of 325th Glider Infantry of US 82nd Airborne Division in a Horsa glider, training or preparing for Normandy, France invasion, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944UK Royal Air Force Stirling bombers, acting as glider tugs, lining at the runway at Tarrant Rushton, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944; note invasion strips
Troops of 325th Glider Infantry of US 82nd Airborne Division in a Horsa glider, training or preparing for Normandy, France invasion, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944UK Royal Air Force Stirling bombers, acting as glider tugs, lining at the runway at Tarrant Rushton, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944; note invasion strips


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