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.
Acting Sergeant Jake McNiece (US Army paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division) with warpaint and mohawk ready to drop into Normandy, June 1944. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen - an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel move "The Dirty Dozen"
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.