LCI(L) 135 on Juno Beach
LCI(L) 135, like most of the landing craft of the Canadian 262nd Flotilla, was damaged by submerged obstacles as it approached the beach.
Robert Marsh, a gunner on one of LCI(L) 135's Oerlikon cannons, photographed his vessel high and dry on the shore west of Bernières-sur-Mer after it had to be beached to prevent it from sinking. The twin ramps that allowed close to 200 Canadians of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders to disembark quickly (centre left) are still down. After hasty repairs, 135 pushed off the beach when the tide came in later that day.
George Metcalf Archival Collection