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||Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
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LCT(6)-1041 unload "DUKWs" on D-Day, 15 August 1944, during the Allied invasion of Southern France.
US National Archives photo # III-SC 192908 a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|155k||Scene on a Gushikawa beach, shortly after a large ammunition explosion wrecked LCT-560 and damaged several other ships,
on January 2, 1946. Ships landing on beach are (from left to right):
LCT(6)LCT-785. Offshore is
USS LST-920, which had been beached between the other two LSTs at the time of the explosion.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 76149. Courtesy of Lieutenant Commander Frank L. Howard (Ret.)
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|77k||From right to left: the port side of USS LST-783 the remains of LCT(6)-1414, LCT(6)-560, LCT(6)-891 and LCT-785 on the beach at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa, after the fire and explosion aboard LCT-560 on 2 January 1946. See below National Archive documents for explanation.||Joey Kelly|
|289k||Finding of Facts pertinent to the 2 January 1946 fire and explosion at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa of
US Navy document from the collections of the US National Archives.
|316k||Causality list pertinent to the 2 January 1946 fire and explosion at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa of
LCT-785 This list also includes casualties from nearby LSTs USS LST-783 and USS LST-926
US Navy letter from Commander NOB Okinawa to CINCPAC, dated 7 January 1946 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|294k||LCTs struck from the Naval Register and placed and abandoned at Okinawa, 11 November 1949.
Time_Life_image_111503425, by Life Magazine photographer by Carl Mydans. For personal non-commercial use only.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret. and
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