Aerial Photography; World War II, European Theater, Normandy Invasion (D-Day) (Operations Overlord, Operation Neptune) (June 1944). [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Aerial photographs show activities during Operation Neptune, June 18, 1944. The top images show cranes unloading supplies on the Normandy beaches; the bottom images show balloons on a supply ship used as protection from dive bombers.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aerial reconnaissance
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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US Government


June 18, 1944

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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