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Private Harold Baumgarten wore this watch when he landed in the 1st assault wave with the 116th Infantry Regiment. Baumgarten watched German fire decimate his unit in the opening moments of the landing and suffered multiple wounds himself before being evacuated.
LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry) flying barrage balloons as protection against low-flying German aircraft, move towards the Normandy coastline on D-Day.
Army and navy personnel await orders during maneuvers in England prior to D-Day. Navy demolitions experts aided army personnel in clearing obstacles on the beaches.