Normandy France 2012 671

La Pointe du Hoc. Lt. Col. James Rudder and three companies of the 2nd Ranger Battalion were tasked with climbing from the sea to the top of Pointe du Hoc. Thir mission was to destroy six 155mm cannon atop the cliff. The guns could fire more than 25,000 yards and hit landing craft in the ocean, while also targeting the American landing beaches at OMAHA and UTAH.

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