Allied landing ships sailing for the invasion beaches at Normandy, France, 5 Jun 1944American tank destroyers at the Colosseum, Rome, Italy, Jun 1944American troops in Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy, Jun 1944American troops in Rome, circa Jun 1944; note the
Allied landing ships sailing for the invasion beaches at Normandy, France, 5 Jun 1944American tank destroyers at the Colosseum, Rome, Italy, Jun 1944American troops in Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy, Jun 1944American troops in Rome, circa Jun 1944; note the 'Rome Area Command' building on left and Victor Emmanuel II Monument in background
B-24 Liberator “Memories” of the 465th Bomb Group over Ferrara, Italy Jun 5 1944.British Pathfinders synchronizing their watches in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle aircraft, 5 Jun 1944Eisenhower speaking to Easy Company men of the 502d PIR of the US 101st Airborne Division, RAF Greenham Common, Newbury England, 5 Jun 1944General Dwight Eisenhower speaking to airborne troops, England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1944; note Major General Ray Barker in background
B-24 Liberator “Memories” of the 465th Bomb Group over Ferrara, Italy Jun 5 1944.British Pathfinders synchronizing their watches in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle aircraft, 5 Jun 1944Eisenhower speaking to Easy Company men of the 502d PIR of the US 101st Airborne Division, RAF Greenham Common, Newbury England, 5 Jun 1944General Dwight Eisenhower speaking to airborne troops, England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1944; note Major General Ray Barker in background
Lieutenant General Mark Clark, Major General Alfred Gruenther, and Major General Geoffrey Keyes entering Rome, Italy, 5 Jun 1944Map of Normandy assault routesMark Clark in Rome, Italy, Jun 1944US Army soldiers march past the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, shortly after the German forces departed, Jun 5 1944.
Lieutenant General Mark Clark, Major General Alfred Gruenther, and Major General Geoffrey Keyes entering Rome, Italy, 5 Jun 1944Map of Normandy assault routesMark Clark in Rome, Italy, Jun 1944US Army soldiers march past the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, shortly after the German forces departed, Jun 5 1944.
US troops waiting on a pier in England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944.
US troops waiting on a pier in England, United Kingdom, 5 Jun 1944USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944.
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944. Note LCVP
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at anchor in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands, 5 Jun 1944. Note LCVP


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