Colour WW2 Images, something interests me...

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https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/25-mind-blowing-colourised-images-of-wwii-check-out-lct-325-in-action-she-is-now-preserved.html Check the picture in the link above, a very famous picture of soldiers being helped ashore presumably Normandy. The soldiers look quite old. Some seem to be in their 30's or 40's I would suggest. The soldier being helped ashore looks to be balding for example. Anyone know the story behind this as I would have expected younger men?
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Omaha Beach, survivors from sunken LCI. So would be members of the untested 29th Infantry Division. U.S. Army Rangers or the battle-hardened 1st Infantry. Stands to reason that there would be older soldiers there, the regulars who had trained up the conscripts NCOs etc. There would be no way that they would stay at home while their boys went into battle. Possible why more older soldiers are in the picture is that they would have made sure that they had got their boys off first (Who were that much nimbler and would be further up the beach). then with them being older and in the water longer would need more help to get ashore.
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No real sight of any insignia to determine who they are, although the two soldiers on the left of the picture with white markings on the helmets would be beach engineers.