06 June 1944
Juno Beach; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.333598, -0.430311
Oblique aerial photograph taken facing North.
In this image of Juno Beach, elements of 8 Canadian Brigade are landing, with numerous vessels further out to sea. Naval gunfire in support of the landings has set fire to buildings in the town of Bernieres-sur-Mer and vegetation in the surrounding fields. The wind is strong here, as can be seen by the low-lying smoke plumes, and this has caused a number of the Canadian amphibious Duplex-Drive Sherman tanks to founder in deep water.