Looking Back: D-Day in Pictures

A Collection of Pictures From the Landings on D-Day

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On June 6, 1944, the United States and the United Kingdom (with help from many other allied countries) began the long-awaited attack from the west, the Normandy Invasion (Operation Overlord). On D-Day, the very first day of this massive amphibious invasion, thousands of ships, tanks, planes, and troops crossed the English Channel and landed on the coast of France.

Preparation

Dwight Eisenhower giving orders to American paratroopers in England. (June 6, 1944)
Dwight Eisenhower giving orders to American paratroopers in England. (June 6, 1944). MPI/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Eisenhower gives orders to American paratroopers in England. 

Ships Crossing the English Channel

Picture of a manned LST approaching the Normandy coast on D-Day.
A Coast Guard manned LST approaches the Normandy coast on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. (Picture from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives)

A Coast Guard manned LST approaches the Normandy coast on "D-Day", 6 June 1944.​

Soldiers on Their Way to Normandy

Picture of men on board a Coast Guard LCI during the D-Day invasion.
Men on board a Coast Guard manned LCI(L) attend Mass while en route to the invasion beaches. (June 1944). (Picture from the U.S. Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives)

Men on board a Coast Guard manned LCI(L) attend Mass while en route to the invasion beaches. (June 1944)

Landings

Picture of U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire during D-Day.
Into the Jaws of Death - U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire (June 6, 1944). (Picture from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library)

U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire (June 6, 1944).

On the Beach

Picture of soliders moving over the Utah Beach during D-Day.
U.S. Soldiers of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, move out over the seawall on "Utah" Beach, after coming ashore. Other troops are resting behind the concrete wall. (June 6, 1944). (Picture from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives)

U.S. Soldiers of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, move out over the seawall on "Utah" Beach, after coming ashore. Other troops are resting behind the concrete wall. (June 6, 1944)

Wounded

Picture of wounded soldiers after they had stormed Omaha beach on D-Day.
Wounded men of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, receive cigarettes and food after they had stormed "Omaha" beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. (June 6, 1944). (Picture from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives)

Wounded men of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, receive cigarettes and food after they had stormed "Omaha" beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. (June 6, 1944)

On the Homefront

Picture of a D-day rally in Madison Square, New York.
New York, New York. D-day rally in Madison Square. (June 6, 1944). (Picture courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Woman Speaking at the D-Day Rally in New York City.