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    Default June 6 1944, USS Texas Photos at Omaha Beach

    These pictures were taken on board the USS Texas on June 6, 1944 near Omaha Beach. The wounded U.S. Soldiers are Rangers. Two of the pictures show German POW's being brought aboard. The last picture is a rare picture of the USS Texas shelling German positions on Omaha Beach.

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    Default Re: June 6 1944, USS Texas Photos at Omaha Beach

    Love these sort of pictures, lots of emotions going on here with the Germans & US sailors/soldiers 6th & 7 th picture down...I bet the Germans are thinking there is no way we can win with the sheer volume of men on this ship alone!!! thanks for posting Terry.
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    Nice pics. Where are these from ?

    Most if not all, seem to have been taken 6 or 7 hours or so after
    the initial landings - too many men loitering on deck.........
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    Nice pics. Where are these from ?

    Most if not all, seem to have been taken 6 or 7 hours or so after
    the initial landings - too many men loitering on deck.........
    Pictures came from the Battleship Texas Facebook Page, they started posting a bunch of D-Day pics from the Texas on June 6. Page is updated by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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    Nice of them to share this photographic history.........!
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    Default Re: June 6 1944, USS Texas Photos at Omaha Beach

    Have you seen these POW's with french civilians caps,if i'm correct?
    Were they about to disappear in the great french mess?Or are they civilians?

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    Visitation to the Battleship Texas has been closed indefinitely due to leaks.

    Check out 6 degree list, picture taken today:
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    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/0...-indefinitely/

    Our Texas lawmakers need to get that dry dock plan approved before it sinks and has to be scrapped in place.

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    What a beautiful battleship. Shame to see her listing like that.
    I hope the old gal gets the attention she needs.........
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture -uss-texas-6-degree-list-.jpg  
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    Default Re: June 6 1944, USS Texas Photos at Omaha Beach

    Good Grief-how was it allowed to deteriorate to that state?

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    Default Re: June 6 1944, USS Texas Photos at Omaha Beach

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    What a beautiful battleship. Shame to see her listing like that.
    I hope the old gal gets the attention she needs.........
    Sorry to bump this old thread. Walkwolf, I hope something is done, this ship is a marvelous exhibit. I have been lucky enough to have visited the Old Girl through the years. The thing is, there are no guides as such, you are pretty much allowed to wander all over her from top to bottom and take as much time there as you wish. The only areas out of bounds are the areas being actively restored and some restored areas such as the Officers mess etc. (behind perspex) It was only the skeeters that drove me off the last time, (2010) but the mosquito is the Texas National Bird!
    Here are some photos I took back then.
    Bless The Old Girl, and come on Texas State, pull your finger out. Git R Done!

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    My pic 4 looks like it was taken close to where pic 5 was on the D-Day photos.
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