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Colleville; Lower Normandy; France

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Date: 06 June 1944
Location: Colleville; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.358954, -0.848833
Description: Defensive strongpoint WN62 is located right of centre in this image, covering the road to Colleville from the beach, and was 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. The position was not silenced until early afternoon, when troops managed to encircle it and attack from the rear.
Sortie: US7/1743
Frame: 7019
Corporate bodies: 27th (Photographic Reconnaissance) Squadron (USAAF)
People: Cameron, J T, Lt
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 6000