A US Army major looked over Cherbourg from one of the concrete pillboxes above the city, 26 Jun 1944British Wildcat fighter of the No 846 Squadron Fleet Air Arm in flight over the coast of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 26 Jun 1944Lance Corporal Lodge of 278th Field Company, British Royal Engineers holding a captured German 3 HL shaped charge, near Caen, France, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, aft, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944
A US Army major looked over Cherbourg from one of the concrete pillboxes above the city, 26 Jun 1944British Wildcat fighter of the No 846 Squadron Fleet Air Arm in flight over the coast of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, 26 Jun 1944Lance Corporal Lodge of 278th Field Company, British Royal Engineers holding a captured German 3 HL shaped charge, near Caen, France, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, aft, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944
Plan view, amidships, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, forward, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.
Plan view, amidships, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, forward, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.


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