D-Day: A Photo Gallery by David Burnett

The U.S. cemetery on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on the 50th anniversary of D-Day, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
The U.S. cemetery on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on the 50th anniversary of D-Day, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
A re-enactment of the scaling of the escarpment at Omaha Beach on the 30th anniversary of the D-Day landings, June 6, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
A re-enactment of the scaling of the escarpment at Omaha Beach on the 30th anniversary of the D-Day landings, June 6, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
U.S. Rangers re-enact the invasion on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
U.S. Rangers re-enact the invasion on Omaha Beach, June 6, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Paratroop veterans jump near Sainte-Mere l'Eglise, during 50th anniversary celebration, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Paratroop veterans jump near Sainte-Mere l'Eglise, during 50th anniversary celebration, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Sunrise on the morning of June 6, 2004, 60 years after the D-Day invasion. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Sunrise on the morning of June 6, 2004, 60 years after the D-Day invasion. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Former 116th Infantry Regiment flame thrower Harry Parley with a vintage photo of himself, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Former 116th Infantry Regiment flame thrower Harry Parley with a vintage photo of himself, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Part of the re-enactment on the morning of June 6, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Part of the re-enactment on the morning of June 6, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Members of the 90th division on Utah Beach, 1979, during the 35th anniversary. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Members of the 90th division on Utah Beach, 1979, during the 35th anniversary. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Veterans at Omaha Beach on the 30th anniversary, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Veterans at Omaha Beach on the 30th anniversary, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Omaha Beach on the 30th anniversary, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Omaha Beach on the 30th anniversary, 1974. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Robert Williams, sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division, in Kentucky, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Robert Williams, sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division, in Kentucky, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Elbert Legg, sergeant with the 603rd Quartermaster Graves Registration Company, in North Carolina, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Elbert Legg, sergeant with the 603rd Quartermaster Graves Registration Company, in North Carolina, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Dwayne Burns, private with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Halton City, Texas, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Dwayne Burns, private with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Halton City, Texas, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Former paratrooper Ed Jeziorski, 507th Infantry Regiment, in Ruckersville, Va., 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Former paratrooper Ed Jeziorski, 507th Infantry Regiment, in Ruckersville, Va., 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bob Williams, sergeant with the 101st Airborne, in Kentucky, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bob Williams, sergeant with the 101st Airborne, in Kentucky, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bunkers remaining from the 'Atlantic Wall' built during the German occupation, Cap Blanc-Nez, Normandy, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bunkers remaining from the 'Atlantic Wall' built during the German occupation, Cap Blanc-Nez, Normandy, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bunkers remaining from the 'Atlantic Wall', Bleriot Beach, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bunkers remaining from the 'Atlantic Wall', Bleriot Beach, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bunkers remaining from the 'Atlantic Wall', Bleriot Beach, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Bunkers remaining from the 'Atlantic Wall', Bleriot Beach, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Remains of Port Mulberry, an artificial harbor imported by the British at Arromanches, Normandy, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Remains of Port Mulberry, an artificial harbor imported by the British at Arromanches, Normandy, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Néville sur Mer, Normandy, France, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Former B-26 pilot John Robinson, at his home in Surfside Beach SC, with a model of a B-26 bomber, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Former B-26 pilot John Robinson, at his home in Surfside Beach SC, with a model of a B-26 bomber, 2004. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Harold Baumgarten, the 29th Infantry, at home in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Harold Baumgarten, the 29th Infantry, at home in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
A veteran takes pictures in the U.S. cemetery at Omaha Beach, June 1979. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
A veteran takes pictures in the U.S. cemetery at Omaha Beach, June 1979. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
A veteran looks for the tombstones of friends buried in the U.S. cemetery at Omaha Beach, June 1979. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
A veteran looks for the tombstones of friends buried in the U.S. cemetery at Omaha Beach, June 1979. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
U.S. cemetery, Omaha Beach, Colleville sur Mer, Normandy, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images
U.S. cemetery, Omaha Beach, Colleville sur Mer, Normandy, 1994. David Burnett/Contact Press Images