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Colleville; Lower Normandy; France

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Date: 10 April 1944
Location: Colleville; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.352813, -0.851795
Description: 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.
Sortie: RB/0613
Frame: 3157
Corporate bodies: 140 Squadron (RAF)
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 10700