A Leebrite pier is maneuvered into position near a pontoon bridgeway for securing at a U. S. mulberry in October 1944

U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the collection of The National World War II Museum
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157. Photograph. “File Number 46819. October 23, 1944. ‘Mulberry’ the secret floating harbor, Normandy landings. A Leebrite pier (left) is maneuvered into position to be secured to the seawise end of a pontoon bridgeway, one end of which (right) is being [illegible] over for securing to the unit already in position at the U. S. Mulberry.” 23 October 1944

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$120.00
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Accession Number: 
2011.102.157
Date: 
Oct 1944-
Location: 
Normandie
Branch: 
Navy
Theater of Service: 
European Theater of Operations
Campaign / Event: 
Battle for France (1944)
Topical Subjects: 
Bridges--France
Military tactics
Bridge construction
Coastlines--France
Piers & wharves--France
Collection Level: 
The Charles Ives Collection consists of 719 photographs from the Pacific Theater of WWII. Many of the photographs were taken between 1944 and 1945. Mr. Ives inherited the photographs from a friend from Marblehead, Massachusetts who served as an aviator in the Army Air Corps and discharged as a Major in 1945.