Files of Coast Guard LCIS (Landing Craft Infantry) move across the English Channel for the D-Day invasion of the coast of Normandy in this photograph by Coast Guard Combat Photographer S. Scott Wigle, former Detroit newspaperman. It was the first American-made D-Day picture from London. The LCIS carry barrage balloons as protection against low-flying Nazi strafing planes.


  • Title: They're Off! The Invasion Is On!
  • Creator: United States Coast Guard
  • Date: 1944
  • Location: English Channel

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