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1944 "Jaws of Death" Normandy D-Day Photo Details -- Robert Sargent

Article covering the details of Coast Guard Combat Photographer Robert Sargent's activities while photographing the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 along Omaha Beach at Normandy, France, including his famous "Jaws of Death" image. Original typescript copy held by the National Archives. -RG-26; HI-NLD-85; MLR A1 97; Box 15

VIRIN: 1944_JAWSOFDEATH_CAPTION_INFO.PDF
Photo by: USCG Historian's Office
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