Into the Jaws of Death: Soldiers Disembark Their Landing Craft On D-Day
Almost seventy-five years ago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) of coast along Normandy were swarmed by 156,000 Allied troops in Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day. At 8:30am, Chief Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent captured a foreboding mage which spoke of the morning in a voice all its own.
The photo's description in Wikipedia:
"A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of the Company E became casualties."