U.S. Landing Craft, in England, preparing for the Normandy invasion during World War II
England Date:1944 Duration:2 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S.Coast Guard crewmen painting battle star on superstructure of Landing Craft Infantry (Large), LCI(L) number 84, during World War 2, in France. (This craft was already a veteran of North African and Italian campaigns, and is preparing to take part in the Normandy invasion.) Another Guardsman questions whether it will be as good as other stars already painted. Others keep pestering the painter about this and he reassures them all. (View of perfect finished red star.) Landing craft Gunners display the landing craft's Oerlikon 20-millimeter Mk 4 automatic antiaircraft cannon. Views of LCI(L)s numbered 85, 89, 92,90, and 496, all tied together at a port in England. Sailors on LCI(L) 85, at their Oerlikon 20-millimeter cannon. U.S. Navy Union Jack displayed nearby. U.S. Coast Guard officers viewing sky with binoculars.
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