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)
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!
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