10 April 1944
Colleville; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.352813, -0.851795
Defensive strongpoint WN62 is located at upper centre in this image, covering the road to Colleville from the beach, and would be a formidable obstacle for Allied troops on OMAHA Beach. Defenders were protected by concrete bunkers and had an array of howitzers, anti-tank guns, mortars and machine guns at their command.