OPERATION OVERLORD NORMANDY LANDINGS D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 (AP 26063) The US 1st Army: Casualties of 4th US Infantry Division, attended by US Medical Corpsmen, await evacuation by the sea wall at 'Uncle Red' Beach, UTAH Area, on the morning of 6 June. The landings on UTAH were undertaken by the 7th US Corps under Lt General Collins, the assault being carried out by the 4th Infantry Division.
VERA HAY, Normandy Veteran, Then and Now “The need of the casualties both our own troops and the German prisoners of war. They all were patients to us. They needed rehydration, rest, morphine to keep them comfortable and we were using the new penicillin”.
Wounded from 15th (Scottish) Division being collected at a Regimental Aid Post (RAP) during Operation 'Epsom', 26 June 1944. From here, men were transported back to a dressing station for further treatment, and then to a casualty clearing station and evacuation to hospital. The division suffered a total of 300 killed, and over 2,000 wounded or missing during the offensive.