Allied invasion task force loading tanks, vehicles, troops and equipment on ships,at British ports, in readiness for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, in World war 2. Armored vehicle seen loaded onto USS Boone County (LST-389) at Falmouth in Cornwell, England on June 2, 1944, as troops load various ships. Troops near anchored craft USS LCI(L)-84 and another vessel (possibly marked 48 or 49). Tanks, bulldozers, and heavy equipement being loaded. View of Landing Ship Tank LST-621 and then LST-317 being loaded. DUKW vehicles in queue to load. A U.S. Army soldier is hoisted aboard a British Royal Navy ship in a special harness. British sailors around him and another U.S. Army soldier on the deck. Invasion troops from England and the United States spending their waiting time aboard ships. Three seen playing musical instruments: Accordion, guitar, and violin. Several play cards. Two practice gymnastics. Some prepare weapons and ammunition (view of LST-506 or LCI-506 in background). Navy sailors and U.S. Army troops huddled together in tight groups as they are briefed by their respective officers regarding the invasion mission.
U.S. troops in England during World War 2. American soldier refuels a military truck from a jerry can. . Soldiers loaded in truck. American soldiers loaded in United States Army trucks traveling in a convoy. Soldiers proceed on foot as they move past buildings in Falmouth moor. Two school children watch them. One GI has a small dog on a rope leash. Soldiers lined up with British shops in the background. One shows sign "OXO" in window (OXO stock cubes are popular English food product.) Red Cross volunteers serve doughnuts and candy bars to soldiers.
Loading of a U.S. LST (Landing Ship, Tank) at Polgwidden (A.K.A Trebah) beach , Helford River, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England during World War 2. (From the superstructure visible this is probably LST 532, USS Chase County.) A jeep pulls a trailer aboard the LST. Two jeeps on the elevator of the LST as it rises to upper deck. The upper deck of the LST shows a truck backing up on a ramp. (Note:This footage was taken on June 1, 1944, as the troops and equipment embarked for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. They spent the next 5 days very uncomfortably aboard due to stormy weather that delayed the landings until June 6th.)
Loading of U.S. LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at Polgwidden (a.k.a. Trebah) Beach, Helford River, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England, on 1st June 1944.in World War 2. U.S. LST 27, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy LST 532 (the USS Chase County) are loading vehicles in readiness for the invasion of Normandy. A truck pulls a trailer up the ramp of LST 27. A jeep enters the LST. Some sailors and troops seen on the deck of the LST. A barrage balloon in the sky. U.S.Army vehicles travel through the village of Mawnan Smith on their way to embarkation at Trebah (Polgwidden).
Landing Ship, Tank No. 532, The USS Chase County, at Polgwidden (AKA Trebah) on the Helford River, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England during World War 2. The LST moves up the river at Trebah. The USS Chase County is seen docked and ready for troops and equipment to embark. (Note: Later this same day, Allied troops and equipment did embark on the USS Chase County for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. However, they spent the next 5 very uncomfortable days afloat in bad weather that actually delayed the operation.)
Loading of USS Burnett County (LST-512) at Polgwidden (a.k.a. Trebah) beach, Helford River, near Falmouth, England during World War 2. View from top deck of the LST, as vehicles drive up a ramp and into positions on the deck. An M3 half track pulls up a trailer on the ramp of the LST. View from antiaircraft gun emplacement overlooking embarkation point. A sailor aboard the LST signals. Army vehicles are seen moving down a road and assembling at the embarkation wharf. (Note: Although these troops and equipment embarked on June 1, 1944, they remained aboard 5 days as foul weather delayed the actual D-Day landings until June 6, 1944)