CIA archives offer a B-26-eye's view of D-Day

CIA archives offer a B-26-eye’s view of D-Day

Browse these and hundreds of OSS-era records in CREST

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Edited by Michael Morisy

A pair of stunning photographs unearthed in the Central Intelligence Agency’s archives depict the D-Day invasion from the perspective of the planes buzzing overhead.

Remarkably, these photos were only declassified in 2013, just a year shy of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. If the CIA had its way, they would have remained buried in a computer kiosk in suburban Maryland.

Browse these and hundreds of records from the CIA’s wartime predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services, in CREST below: