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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Remembering D-Day

June 6, 2018 marks the 74th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.

These four photos were taken on a Brownie Box camera by the skipper of LCT 2454 - my late father. Photos 3 and 4 were taken on June 6, 1944. 

LCT(A) 2454 "successfully beached on Tare Green Sector and each disgorged their three tanks while under fire. The vessels escaped unscathed" (source here) but this LCT was seriously damaged, had to be towed, and was subsequently scuttled. Tare Green Sector was a designated landing area on Utah Beach.

 Skipper and crew.

 D-Day H-Hour - when the aerial attacks began.

LCT 2454 preparing to land.
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