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US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand rifles

Caption   US Army Rangers awaited the invasion signal in a landing craft in an English port, circa early Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note the bazooka and the M1 Garand rifles ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   USA C-741
More on...   
Normandy Campaign, Phase 1   Main article  Photos  Maps  
M1 Garand   Main article  Photos  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos on Same Day 1 Jun 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 May 2007

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
24 Mar 2010 03:25:18 PM

Rangers Lead the Way!
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
27 Sep 2011 06:38:51 PM

The main Ranger landing took place at Pointe du Hoc.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
5 Jun 2013 12:10:30 AM

Clockwise, starting from far left, is First Sergeant Sandy Martin, who was killed during the landing, Technician Fifth Grade Joseph Markovich, Corporal John Loshiavo, and at bottom, Private First Class Frank E. Lockwood.
4. Anonymous says:
1 Jun 2014 01:52:45 PM

Thank you David Stubblebine. Whenever I see old photos like this I always wonder what happened to the people in them.
5. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
8 Dec 2014 12:48:30 PM

FILE PHOTO: RANGERS LEAD THE WAY US Rangers of Company E. Fifth Ranger Battalion aboard landing craft. Master Sergeant Martin was killed during the landings, and now buried in the American Cemetery Normandy, France
6. Armando says:
1 Jun 2015 01:28:52 PM

The "Real" Band of Brothers... These corageous guys will always have my respect- May all of them rest in peace.
7. Anonymous1 says:
11 Jul 2015 02:59:28 PM

Photograph taken in Weymouth harbour - 1st June 1944.
8. Frits Aarts says:
2 Jun 2017 05:48:26 AM

We must never forget these men gave everything for our freedom... Thank you guys!

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