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June 6 1944, USS Texas Photos at Omaha Beach

Article about: 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

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    I hope Texas pulls together and saves this beauty. So sad to see a beautiful ship allowed to waste away.

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    A lot of those guys seemingly "loitering" on desk appear to be in different stages of exhaustion or shock. I am sure 6 hours after D-Day everyone one the crew was suffering from exhaustion...

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    Great pics of a rare breed. She is priceless IMO, and should be
    preserved no matter what the cost. You need to write
    your congressman.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by sebfrench76 View Post
    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?
    I saw that strange.
    The last picture is colleville sur mere.
    chris

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

    The Texas Parks and Wildlife recently aquired these period pics of the USS Texas suppsedly taken before her late 1920's overhaul, some may be WW1 era:

    USS Texas Sailors in a 4th of July Parade in Tacoma Wa
    Attachment 397281

    Coaling the ship, was converted to oil later on
    Attachment 397282

    Firing the 14" guns
    Attachment 397283
    Attachment 397284

    14" shells on deck
    Attachment 397285

    Texas Crewmen praticing for a boat race
    Attachment 397286

    Shark Caught by crew
    Attachment 397287

    Torpedoes on deck, torpedo tubes removed during the 1920's overhaul
    Attachment 397288

    More pictures can be seen on the The Texas Parks and Wildlife Battleship Texas "official" Facebook Page

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