Coming ashore on D-day

6/6/1944

This World War II account was made by Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment—one of the few companies to land where planned on D-day. The landing craft approached a beach untouched by aerial or naval bombardment and dropped their landing ramps. Instantly, the soldiers inside “were enveloped in a crossing of automatic fire.” Only one-third of the company made it to the protection of the seawall.

National Archives, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office


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