US servicemen on the deck of the sinking LCI(L)-85 off the coast of Omaha Beach, France, 1944

Official U.S. Coast Guard Photo, Gift of Jeffrey and Mary Cole.

Photograph. Wounded American servicemen lying on stretchers while United States Coast Guardsmen tie down supplies on the deck of LCI(L)-85; the faces of the wounded are censored. Official caption on reverse: "2350 / From: Public Relations Division / U.S. Coast Guard / Washington, D.C. / Official Coast Guard Photo / Coast Guard Ship is Hit / Wounded American fighters lay on stretchers on the deck of a Coast Guard LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry), ready to be transferred to an assault transport just before the Coast Guard ship rolled over and sank after being hit during the invasion of the French coast. A dead soldier can be seen sprawled on deck at the left. / In rewriting caption please mention 'Coast Guard'." Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. June 1944

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This collection consists of 36 official United States Coast Guard photographs of the European and Mediterranean Theater of Operation. The bulk of the photographs depict scenes from the Normandy invasion.
Omaha Beach
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Landing craft--American--France
World War, 1939-1945--Casualties--France
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy