COAST GUARD BARGES HIT FRENCH COAST - From Coast Guard landing barges hitting the French Coast with the first waves of invaders, American fighting men wade ashore under heavy machine gun fire form Nazi beach nests. This dramatic D-Day picture, taken from a landing barge by a Coast Guard Combat Photographer, shows the soldiers waist deep as they spring forward to the attack. The landing barges will disgorge their loads and dash back to thier Coast Guard assault transport for more fighters. This shuttle, under the hail of enemy fire, continued through D-Day.
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