Perspective from sea

5/14/1944

This map of Omaha Beach’s Dog and Fox sectors was drawn from the perspective of the assaulting troops to help them recognize their landing areas and locate enemy positions. The mapmaker used information from low-level reconnaissance flights, agent reports, and special operations troops who visited the beaches prior to the assault to ensure the map’s accuracy.

National Archives, Records of Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, World War II


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