A vast armada of amphibious craft stand off England during pre-invasion maneuvers in June 1944

U.S. Navy Official photograph, Gift of Charles Ives, from the collection of The National World War II Museum

225. Photograph. Invasion. “File No.231219 June 6, 1944 Invasion fleets goes through paces--- A vast armada of amphibious craft, dominated by monster LSTs (Landing Ship Tank) stand off England during pre-invasion maneuvers readying U. S. forces for the roles they are now playing in the assault on Europe.” June 1944


Image Information

Accession Number: 
English Channel
Theater of Service: 
European Theater of Operations
Campaign / Event: 
Normandy (June 1944)
Topical Subjects: 
Landing craft--American--England
Aerial views
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.