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Smoking LCVP

Photo of Smoking LCVP

A LCVP landing craft from USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) approaches Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6th 1944.

The boat is smoking from a fire that resulted when a German machine gun bullet hit a hand grenade. After discharging his load of troops the boat's coxwain, Coastguardsman Delba L. Nivens of Amarillo, Texas, assisted by his engineman and bowman, put out the fire and returned to their transport.

Note the beach obstacles just ahead of the boat.

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