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A Gooseberry line of block ships off the Normandy beaches, Ouistreham, France, Jun 1944; note sunken British ship Durban, sunken Dutch ship Sumatra, and two active DUKW craftCruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 30 Jul 1944. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo 1 of 2
A Gooseberry line of block ships off the Normandy beaches, Ouistreham, France, Jun 1944; note sunken British ship Durban, sunken Dutch ship Sumatra, and two active DUKW craftCruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 30 Jul 1944. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo 1 of 2
Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 30 Jul 1944. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo 2 of 2Finnish Army sergeants Kaarlo Niemelš and Heino Nikulassi with panzerfaust weapons near Tali-Ihantala, Finland, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944; note destroyed Russian T-34 tank in background
Cruiser USS Portland as seen off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California after overhaul, 30 Jul 1944. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 7D. Photo 2 of 2Finnish Army sergeants Kaarlo Niemelš and Heino Nikulassi with panzerfaust weapons near Tali-Ihantala, Finland, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944; note destroyed Russian T-34 tank in background
German soldier with binoculars in the Flanders region of France or Belgium, Jun 1944; note PzKpfw 35 S 739(f) medium tank in backgroundMajor General J. Lawton Collins described to Lieutenant General Omar Bradley how Cherbourg was taken, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944
German soldier with binoculars in the Flanders region of France or Belgium, Jun 1944; note PzKpfw 35 S 739(f) medium tank in backgroundMajor General J. Lawton Collins described to Lieutenant General Omar Bradley how Cherbourg was taken, circa late Jun or early Jul 1944
Map depicting the Salween Offensive, 11 May-30 Jun 1944Medics helping injured soldier, France, 1944
Map depicting the Salween Offensive, 11 May-30 Jun 1944Medics helping injured soldier, France, 1944
Unfinished German submarine pen at Cherbourg, France, 30 Jun 1944USS New Mexico
Unfinished German submarine pen at Cherbourg, France, 30 Jun 1944USS New Mexico's 14-inch projectiles on starboard deck forward while being replenished at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands 30 Jun 1944 prior to the invasion of Guam
USS North Carolina off Saipan, Mariana Islands, mid- to late-Jun 1944
USS North Carolina off Saipan, Mariana Islands, mid- to late-Jun 1944


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