The U.S. Navy at Normandy

Landing Craft Organization and Activities in the D-Day Invasion

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About the Book

In the many historical accounts of D-Day, the Navy, Coast Guard and merchant marine, who transported troops to the invasion beaches and supported the attack, are often given scant attention. Film clips of landing craft unloading men into the surf and battleships firing on enemy emplacements are familiar yet comparatively little is known about the contributions of the marine services and what they accomplished during the Normandy Invasion.
This book describes the Allied naval command structure for Operation Neptune and offers a comprehensive look at integrated offshore operations—how they were organized, who the sailors were and what they experienced.

About the Author(s)

Greg H. Williams served four years in the Navy, including duty on the converted Liberty ship USS Granville S. Hall (YAG–40). He was one of 27 volunteer crewmen who made the entire five month voyage from San Francisco to Europe on the Jeremiah O’Brien in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. He lives near Noti, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Greg H. Williams
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: photos, appendix, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8077-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4037-2
Imprint: McFarland