Here are a great set of photographs taken before D-day.
They show the 716th Inf. living and exercising in Grandcamp and Maisy. Cliff climbing, sailing – even trying out a flamethrower at La Casino.
This was all about to change on the 6th of June.
The soldiers are in their working clothes – made of white denim material.
Enjoying the local vino…
Climbing exercises at Pointe du Hable and along the cliffs towards Pointe du Hoc.