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Normandy Invasion, June 1944
The defining photograph for 21 BDS.
Scene on “Omaha” Beach on the afternoon of “D-Day”, 6 June 1944, showing casualties on the beach, a bogged-down “Sherman” tank, several wrecked trucks and German anti-landing obstructions. A LST is beached in the left distance and invasion shipping is off shore. More significantly, amongst the trucks in the centre are 2 burnt out Crossley 409 receiver or 405 transmitter trucks of 21 BDS. ( see page Radar Equipment section)
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, Collection in the U.S. National Archives
Photo #: 80-G-45714
Online Image: 124KB; 740 x 615
Reproductions may be available through the National Archives