Omaha Beach Area, Normandy – Then & Now

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After our previous photographic journey of Normandy Then & Now: Otto Funk and Unit, we’ve a new Then & Now in the series called Normandy Then & Now: Omaha Beach Area.

Omaha Beach, Normandy – France 1944-2015

June 8, 1944 – The build-up of Omaha Beach: reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland

Omaha Beach 1944-2015

June 7, 1944 – US Army troops congregate around a signal post used by engineers on the site of a captured German bunker overlooking Omaha Beach after the D-Day landings near Saint Laurent sur Mer

Omaha Beach 1944-2015

Omaha Beach 1944-2015

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Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy – France 1944-2015

U.S. Army troops of the 2nd Infantry Division march through the liberated village of Colleville-sur-Mer during the Allied invasion of France and the Battle of Normandy

Colleville-sur-Mer 1944-2015

The church’s steeple at Colleville-sur-Mer which served as a German observation post and sniper nest until naval gunfire from the USS Texas took it out later that morning. (Source: 16 Inf Rgt Assoc.)

Colleville-sur-Mer 1944-2015

French civilians turn out to greet American troops pushing inland.

Colleville-sur-Mer 1944-2015

Pointe-du-Hoc, Normandy – France 1944-1945

June 8, 1944 – A US flag lies as a marker on a destroyed bunker two days after the strategic site overlooking D-Day beaches was captured by US Army Rangers at Pointe du Hoc, France 1944.

June 8, 1944 A US flag lies as a marker on a destroyed bunker two days after the strategic site overlooking D-Day beaches was captured by US Army Rangers at Pointe du Hoc, France 1944


Photographical credits: ‘Profoka Wolf’ (wanting to remain under this nickname) who took the ‘Now’ photographs and the U.S. Signal Corps for all the ‘Then’ photographs.

Related article: Take a look at our newest article 12 Amazing Aerial Photographs of D-Day

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