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Juno Beach

James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..


D-Day, Juno Beach - Soldiers of the 3rd Canadian infantry division hit the beaches of Normandy and begin the deadliest run of their lives. This image (a single frame from the video footage) of the first wave was captured by a camera on board a landing craft.

from The Huffington Post

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - The former Juno Beach D-Day landing zone, where Canadian forces once came ashore, in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Once a scene of death and destruction, now a tourist's paradise.


Map of the Battle of Normandy during WWII. Showing that the British landed at Sword and Gold, the Americans at Utah and Omaha and the Canadians at Juno Beaches.


These Canadian soldiers unload on the beaches of the sector of Juno Beach, June 6, 1944, with their equipment.