National Geographic : 1945 May
U.S.Army Air Forces, Official On D Day, Rhinos Ferry Yanks to "Root, Hog, or Die" on Beaches Sown with Barbed Wire, Upended Rails, and Land Mines In the hills, Ninth Air Force bombs dust off Nazi pillboxes and, as a by-product, dig craters to shelter our soldiers. Crawling ashore inshallow water, two Army vehicles carry boats on their backs, so that crews can get ashore in case of breakdowns. A soldier launches his dinghy from the stranded truck second from right. Mobile cranes for removal of wreckage travel on a Seabee rhino. These rafts consist of steel floats bolted together.