Robert F. Sargent

Robert F. Sargent (August 26, 1923 – May 8, 2012) was a United States Coast Guard chief petty officer. A photographer's mate, he is best known for Into the Jaws of Death, a photograph he took of troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division landing on Omaha Beach from a U.S. Coast Guard landing craft (from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase) on D-Day.[1][2][3]

Into the Jaws of Death, photographed by Sargent at Omaha Beach during D-Day


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  2. ^ Lucas, Dean (September 12, 2010). "Greatest Generation D-day landing". Famous Pictures. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard at Normandy". U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved May 31, 2019.