Allied soldiers and vehicles waited to be loaded prior to a practice landing, possibly for the invasion of Southern France, held near Mondragone, Italy, 31 Jul 1944F6F-5 Hellcat set for a catapult launch from Escort Carrier USS Kasaan Bay in support of Operation Anvil/Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944US Army CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo trucks bringing supplies to US Navy LSTs, Naples, Italy in preparation for the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944Church services for men of the US 3rd Division on the forecastle of LST-4, en route to the Southern France landings, 13 Aug 1944
Allied soldiers and vehicles waited to be loaded prior to a practice landing, possibly for the invasion of Southern France, held near Mondragone, Italy, 31 Jul 1944F6F-5 Hellcat set for a catapult launch from Escort Carrier USS Kasaan Bay in support of Operation Anvil/Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944US Army CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo trucks bringing supplies to US Navy LSTs, Naples, Italy in preparation for the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944Church services for men of the US 3rd Division on the forecastle of LST-4, en route to the Southern France landings, 13 Aug 1944
LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, Aug 1944Soldiers and sailors singing hymns during religious services on board LST-4 en route to Southern France, 13 Aug 1944C-47 Skytrains of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron loaded with paratroopers on their way for the invasion of southern France, Aug 15 1944Winston Churchill with the crew of HMS Kimberley off southern France, 14-16 Aug 1944
LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, Aug 1944Soldiers and sailors singing hymns during religious services on board LST-4 en route to Southern France, 13 Aug 1944C-47 Skytrains of the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron loaded with paratroopers on their way for the invasion of southern France, Aug 15 1944Winston Churchill with the crew of HMS Kimberley off southern France, 14-16 Aug 1944
Omaha during southern France landings, Aug 1944; cruiser Philadelphia and SOC Seagull aircraft in foreground, French destroyer and light cruiser in background, and Augusta in backgroundFrench Algerian troops taking positions near the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, Marseille, France, Aug 1944A DUKW amphibious truck with a load of blood and medical personnel, southern French coast, 26 Aug 1944André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel d
Omaha during southern France landings, Aug 1944; cruiser Philadelphia and SOC Seagull aircraft in foreground, French destroyer and light cruiser in background, and Augusta in backgroundFrench Algerian troops taking positions near the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, Marseille, France, Aug 1944A DUKW amphibious truck with a load of blood and medical personnel, southern French coast, 26 Aug 1944André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel d'Astier de La Vigerie, and General Monsabert reviewing troops, Marseille, France, 29-31 Aug 1944
US Army CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo trucks unloading supplies from US Navy LSTs in Marseille, France, Sep 1944African-American US Coast Guardsman Fireman 1st Class Charles Tyner displaying his helmet, damaged by large shrapnel during the invasion of Southern France, circa late 1944Canadian Chevrolet CMP Field Artillery Tractor pulling a QF 25-pounder howitzer with limber after landing in the South of France, Sep-Oct 1944. Note LST-551 among other LSTs.US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France, 1944, photo 1 of 3
US Army CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo trucks unloading supplies from US Navy LSTs in Marseille, France, Sep 1944African-American US Coast Guardsman Fireman 1st Class Charles Tyner displaying his helmet, damaged by large shrapnel during the invasion of Southern France, circa late 1944Canadian Chevrolet CMP Field Artillery Tractor pulling a QF 25-pounder howitzer with limber after landing in the South of France, Sep-Oct 1944. Note LST-551 among other LSTs.US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France, 1944, photo 1 of 3
US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France, 1944, photo 2 of 3US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France, 1944, photo 3 of 3
US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France, 1944, photo 2 of 3US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France, 1944, photo 3 of 3
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