Off Omaha Beach, American Liberty ships – ‘Corn Cobs’ were scuttled to provide a makeshift breakwater during the early days of the invasion

"Omaha Beach"American Liberty ships were deliberately scuttled off the beaches to provide makeshift breakwaters during the early days of the invasion somewhere in France. This scene shows 13 Liberty ships formed into a protecting screen for the vessels unloading on the beach. (Credits: U.S. Army)

“Omaha Beach”American Liberty ships were deliberately scuttled off the beaches to provide makeshift breakwaters during the early days of the invasion somewhere in France. This scene shows 13 Liberty ships formed into a protecting screen for the vessels unloading on the beach. (Credits: U.S. Army)