World War 2 historical poster featuring the Normandy landings on D-DAY. The landing operations were 6 June 1944 and were the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control.
A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of Company E became casualties.