USS Bayfield (APA-33) loading equipment and troops during preparations for the invasion of Normandy during World War 2.
Plymouth England Date:1944, May 7 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
USS Bayfield (APA-33) anchored off Plymouth England to load troops and equipment of the 8th Infantry Regiment (U.S. 4th Infantry Division) and the 87th Chemical Battalion. Cargo net being lowered into a Higgins Boat, LCVP ( Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel) alongside. Crew on the boat secure cargo in net. Several crew aboard the ship look over the rail of the ship. The cargo net being hoisted aboard the ship. Another Higgins boat arriving filled with combat troops. U.S. sailors remove the cargo net and unload two wheeled carts holding ordnance. One of the ship's landing craft can be seen on deck, bearing the number PA33-25. Crewmen work on cargo nets. One uses a wooden taper pin. Ttroops of the 87th Chemical Battalion begin boarding, carrying their special equipment. Coast Guard officer on deck . Several British vessels are seen in the water. Low hills in background.
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