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US troops ready to board landing ships at Weymouth, Dorset for the Normandy Invasion, May-June 1944. Photo 3 of 3.

Caption   US troops ready to board landing ships at Weymouth, Dorset for the Normandy Invasion, May-June 1944. Photo 3 of 3. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives via D. Sheley
Identification Code   USA C-727
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Normandy Campaign, Phase 1   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos at Same Place Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 17 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
29 Dec 2008 01:14:14 AM

Congratulations on an excellent site

The photo at this location (references below) is tAken in the English coastal town of Weymouth, Dorset, where I live

See the present Weymouth via this link: http://www.weymouth-pictures.co.uk/index.htm

Caption American soldiers marched through a southern English coastal town, en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France, circa late May or early Jun 1944
Source United States National Archives
Identification Code USA C-727
Linked Article(s) Event: Normandy Campaign, Phase 1
2. Bill says:
16 Dec 2014 07:20:29 PM


Troops of the 2nd Battalion US Rangers on their way to landing craft. Location Weymouth, England
June 5, 1944. US Rangers were assigned to take the German Gun Batteries at Pointe du Hoc

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WW2-Era Place Name Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 50.6092, -2.4524
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