LST-134, 1944 by J.J. Lloyd
Colorized by J.J. Lloyd
based on an original photographic print
by David Kerr
Monday 12th June, 1944, Utah Beach, Normandy, France
(US National Archives and Records Administration)
"Jeeps of the 261st Amphibious Medical Battalion's A-Company race across Utah Beach to deliver front line casualties to the waiting Landing Ship Tank USS-134 for transport to hospitals in Great Britain.
Operation Neptune, more commonly known as D-Day, occurred just under one week before this photograph was taken. This invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe by Allied Forces on 6 June 1944 saw 5,000 vessels carrying more than 160,000 troops make landfall in France on the first day.
Over the course of the summer, more than 3 million Allied soldiers made their way into France. USS LST-134, which had been built almost a year prior, would also see action in the invasion of southern France and the occupation of Okinawa halfway across the world a year later."
"USS LST-134 beached at Normandy, 12 June 1944, as jeeps driving along the invasion beach carry casualties to the waiting ship. LST-134 carried the casualties back to Britain for hospitalization."
Please note that the listed sizes refer to the print stock with the photograph on it which comes with a white border. The printed image sizes are:
Broad – 8 ½" × 12" (21.6 × 30.5 cm)
Drawing Room – 12" × 16 ¾" (30.5 × 42.5 cm)
Exhibition – 16" × 22" (40.6 × 55.8 cm)
Colossal – 25 ½" × 35 ¾" (64.8 × 90.8 cm)
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