American soldiers pinned down on beach at Salerno, Italy, 1943

Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, Gift of Stacy Hutchinson, from the Collections of the National WWII Museum
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American soldiers, one without a helmet and looking at the camera, are pinned down on a wire landing mat on the beach. Note bomb burst behind them. Cover photo of "All Hands" magazine, December 1943; caption: "Navy Beach Battalion at Salerno." Salerno, Italy, 1943.

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Collection of U.S. Official Coast Guard images.
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Porto di Salerno
Latitude: 
40.667
Longitude: 
14.750
Thesaurus for Graphic Materials: 
Soldiers--American--Italy
Beaches--Italy