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Local Identifier: 111-SC-1247, “Trucks which will carry supplies to front line troops when the assault against Hitler’s Europe begins, are being loaded on an LST in a British port.” (US National Archives)

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1247, “Trucks which will carry supplies to front line troops when the assault against Hitler’s Europe begins, are being loaded on an LST in a British port.” (US National Archives)

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1237, “American troops at a British port descend into barges which will take them to troop ships from which they will launch the attack against Hitler’s Fortress Europe.” (US National Archives)

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1237, “American troops at a British port descend into barges which will take them to troop ships from which they will launch the attack against Hitler’s Fortress Europe.” (US National Archives)

June the 1st 1944. 6.45 pm. Embarking in Portland Harbour.

June the 1st 1944. 6.45 pm. Embarking in Portland Harbour.

June the 1st 1944. 6.45 pm. Embarking in Portland Harbour.

June the 1st 1944. 6.45 pm. Embarking in Portland Harbour.

June the 1st 1944. 6 pm. Last hot meal ashore...The American Red Cross takes collects the belts and neckties from the youngest fellas. These guys are scared, and it shows. The strongest drink they’ve ever had? Probably a milkshake!

June the 1st 1944. 6 pm. Last hot meal ashore...The American Red Cross takes collects the belts and neckties from the youngest fellas. These guys are scared, and it shows. The strongest drink they’ve ever had? Probably a milkshake!

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1214, “Men and equipment are massed together in landing craft in preparation for the big assault on the European continent.  England.” (US National Archives)

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1214, “Men and equipment are massed together in landing craft in preparation for the big assault on the European continent. England.” (US National Archives)

“American troops load onto LSIs at a port in Britain where barrage balloons have been anchored for protection against strafing and low level bombings.” (US National Archives 111-C-1169)

“American troops load onto LSIs at a port in Britain where barrage balloons have been anchored for protection against strafing and low level bombings.” (US National Archives 111-C-1169)

U.S. Soldiers march through Weymouth, Dorset, en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France, circa late May or early June 1944.

U.S. Soldiers march through Weymouth, Dorset, en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France, circa late May or early June 1944.

Rangers of E Company 5th Ranger Battalion loading for the D-Day landings in Weymouth, England. 1) 1st Sgt. Sandy Martin who was KIA on 6 June, 1944 2) T/5 Joseph J. Markowitz 3) Cpl. John B. Loshiavo and 4) PFC Frank E. Lockwood

Rangers of E Company 5th Ranger Battalion loading for the D-Day landings in Weymouth, England. 1) 1st Sgt. Sandy Martin who was KIA on 6 June, 1944 2) T/5 Joseph J. Markowitz 3) Cpl. John B. Loshiavo and 4) PFC Frank E. Lockwood