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Landing on the coast of France under heavy Nazi machine gun fire are these American soldiers, shown just as they left the ramp of a Coast Guard landing boat, June 6, 1944.  CPhoM. Robert F. Sargent. (Coast Guard)
NARA FILE #:  026-G-2343
WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 1041
440606-D-ZZ999-0044C.JPG Photo By: Coast Guard Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army soldiers disembark a landing craft at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. By the end of the day, about 160,000 Allied troops had landed on five Normandy beaches and three airborne drop zones. The invasion marked the beginning of the final phase of World War II in Europe, which ended with the surrender of Germany the following May.


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