Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June 6, 1944. Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water.
Paratrooper behind enemy lines before Normandy Invasion. As it became increasingly clear to the paras that the “main force” would never arrive, Sgt-Maj. Henry P Rowswell of the 5th Airborne (an avid amateur photographer who brought his Leica along, against regulations) snapped this photo of his apprehensive CO.
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion Army Air Corps photographers documented D-Day beach traffic as photographed from a Ninth Air Force bomber on June 6 1944. Note vehicle lanes leading away from the landing areas and landing craft left aground by the tide.