Two American soldiers with an M2HB anti-aircraft machinegun guard the Sunday Mass in the French village of Couvains (Department of Manche in Lower Normandy, liberated by the 116th Regiment of the 29th American Infantry Division on July 13, 1944.
Behind the machine gun, Private First Class Angelo Brichellio of Staten Island, New York.
The Browning M2HB (Heavy Barrel) is a version of the 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun that uses air cooling and therefore a heavier barrel was developed for it.
Location: Couvains, France
Date: July 22, 1944