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The massive scale of D-Day

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Landing ships putting cargo ashore on Omaha Beach, at low tide during the first days of the operation, June 1944.

The Coast Guard-manned LST-262 is the third beached LST from the right, one of 10 Coast Guard-manned LSTs that participated in the invasion.

Among identifiable ships present are USS LST-532 (in the center of the view); USS LST-262 (3rd LST from right); USS LST-310 (2nd LST from right); USS LST-533 (partially visible at far right); and USS LST-524.

Note barrage balloons overhead and Army "half-track" convoy forming up on the beach.

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