These photos from D-Day and a few days later are some of only a few that show the U.S. flag.
Troops and crewmen on a landing craft, heading for Normandy beach on 06 June 1944
D-Day+2 (08 June 1944) Relief forces reach the Rangers on Point du Hoc. The American flag is spread out to stop friendly fire from US tanks below them. German prisoners are moved out after capture.