Amphibs Come Ashore, D-Day

Date:
1944
Creator:
Whitcomb, Jon
Description (physical):

Watercolor

Location:
Washington Navy Yard Navy Art Collection, Building 67,Washington,Navy Yard
Identifier:
88-200-D
Institution:
U.S. Navy Art Collection

1st Infantry Division At Omaha Beach, D-Day

Date:
6-Jun-44

The Higgins Boat was the invention of Andrew Jackson Higgins, a New Orleans businessman who owned Higgins Industries, a company that specialized in constructing shallow draft boats.  The boats came in several different sizes.  Most common were ones designated LCVP, Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel.  The standard length was 36 feet long and 10 1/2 feet wide.  The LCVP could carry a platoon of infantrymen or several Willys Jeeps. Read more »

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
NARA 26-G-2343
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

US Field Artillery In Action Near Carentan, France

Date:
June 1944

The crew of a 105mm Howitzer fires a round during the fighting near the French town of Carentan.  Located between the American landings at Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, the capture of Carentan was vital to the success of the Allied invasion of Normandy.  The German 6th Parachute Regiment put up stiff resistance there against the 101st Airborne, the 2nd Armored, and 4th Infantry Divisions.  Carentan was liberated by the Americans on June 12, 1944.

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
NARA 28-1185a
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site