Headed for shore…and war
In this D-day photograph, troops disembark from a landing craft on the Normandy coast. Coast Guardsmen manned the landing craft, which debarked troops near shore and immediately returned to the assault transports to pick up more. This dangerous shuttle continued throughout the day under enemy fire.
National Archives, Records of the U.S. Coast Guard
- Teaching With Documents: Message Drafted by General Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed and Photographs Taken on D-Day