June 5, 1944

2nd Battalion US Army Rangers

The 2nd Battalion U.S. Army Rangers head towards their landing crafts in Weymouth, England on June 5, 1944. The Rangers were tasked with capturing the German heavy coastal defence battery at Pointe du Hoc to the west of Omaha Beach.

Photo courtesy of U.S. National Archives

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