Wed Dec 05 2012
To Greenland 1951
LST509 en route Greenland 1951
LST509 en route Greenland 1951
Sat Jul 07 2012
Here is a book from the LST 741 dated Aug 7, 1944, owner Jerome B.
King then of East Orange, NJ., crew member. LST 741 was scrapped after
LST_741_book_1.jpg will be posted-1212
Sat Nov 12 2011
Faye V. Redd
I am looking for anyone who may have known my brother while he was in
the SeeBees in Okinawa in 1956. His name was Clifford S. Palmer. I need
this info/ Thanks
Sun Aug 05 2012
my dad served on the Apc 42 which was an lcu. do you know where i could
get any info on this as his 87th birthday is this month and i would love
to find something for him. thanks, cheryl.
Fri Oct 14 2011
Unlike my father, Emmett Kelly Jr., many WWII Veterans never spoke
of the war with their wives, friends or children, thus the purpose of my
book, LST-783 CRUISE BOOK, A WWII Journal.
From the Dravo Shipyards Yards of Pittsburgh to the Mothball Fleet of
Green Cove Springs, Florida two years later, this 5.5" by 8.5", 316 page
book is a blend of officer and enlisted perspectives entwined with historical
facts into a daily accounting of a diverse group of men of various ages,
rates, social class and lifestyles. Captain McAllister's letters home to
his wife offer an unprecedented look at his officers, his crew and life
aboard a Large Slow Target during war.
For more information about the book, please visit http://joeykelly.com/lst783.htm
Sun Oct 02 2011
LST (II) Pacific WWII
I am writing in hopes of identifying the LST a Marine Veteran was assigned
to. He recalls it was an LST hull number in the 200's which sailed out
of Pearl Harbor in a flotilla of five LSTs without escort to Kwajalein,
Eniwetok, Saipan and Tinian (Kwajalein, the earliest of these battles was
31 Jan 44). This LST did carried supplies in reserve and never landed at
any of these islands. Is there an online source listing LST Flotillas comprehensively
along with deployment histories?
Sat Aug 13 2011
USS Sutter County LST 1150
Could you add my site LAST1150.com
Fri Jul 08 2011
I believe my dad, Edward H. Switzer served on 327 from July 1, 1943
through Aug 25, 1943 and may be pictured in the second picture on your
Fri Jul 08 2011
LST 326, NOT 327
Sorry, I mis-read my own notes; my dad served on 326, not 327
Tue Jun 21 2011
joe r irwin
uss windham county
served on ship 1958 thru 1961
August 17th 2011
WWII in Corsica
Wed Mar 30 2011
I am looking for any information regarding the missions and experiences
of the crew on LST 230. My dad,Frank Lehman, served as radio man.
Fri Jan 14 2011
theresa lynch (stepen)
USS Ralph Talbot
My father passed away on 1/10/02 and was on the Ralph Talbot in WWII
& wanted to obtain any photos there might be of him left somewhere.
His name was: Andrew James Stepen, DOB: 2/7/20.
I hoping someone out there might have some pictures that I can have
Tue Jan 04 2011
Then LTJG Phil Hinkle Bucklew was on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in command
of a LCC. Do you happen to know the number of this specific LCC?
2273 KC Voorburg
Mon Dec 20 2010
arms306 AT sbcglobal.net
My dad, Robert Olson, was on LST121 during the Pacific Theater.
He was injured when it struck a mine. I believe there was another
attack of some sort on it. If anyone remembers serving with him or
has pictures, I'd be very interested in seeing them. He passed away
Tue Jul 06 2010
Hi I'm a serving member of the British Armed Forces and an avid model
ship builder in my spare time, I've built a number of working models to
date and would love the chance to build a working LST.If any of your members
know of where i could obtain a set of design drawings for the LST i would
be greatfull. Many thanks Terry.
Mon Mar 22 2010
Alice Ball Jones
I am trying to contact any descendant of Oscar Hasty, Jr., Larry E
Green, James E. Horne, jr. who served with my father Fred Martin
Ball on the LSM 434 from 1944-Jan., 1946.
Sun Feb 21 2010
I am researching my grandfather's military service and found his name
on this website (B.R Moore) He mentions being on the ship when it
hit the mine, but is not listed on the crew's roster. Do you have
any further information? Thank you for your help.
There is a B.R. Moore on this page.
Sat Sep 19 2009
I have just completed this site highlighting the service my father
aboard the USS LST-741
The URL is http://cstreet.us/LST741/
More information on the LST741 here
Fri Aug 28 2009
iS THERE A LIST OF THE LANDING TABLE INDEX NUMBERS AND THE NAVY SERIAL
NUMBERS FOR THE NORMANDY INVASION?
Not sure I understand the question. Ed.
Thanks for the reply. The attachment LST165 shows in a Landing
Table for LST-515 which carried the 50Th Signal Battalion to Utah Beach
for the Normandy invasion. The number is in the upper left corner.
There is another number which is the Landing table index number which is
392. In attachment LST166, which is the schematic of how the vehicles
were to be loaded shows the Landing table index number NOT the number of
In the book I am writing, I'm trying to show what ships and craft the
different units sailed on and when. What I am looking for is a list
of LSTs by their hull number and the corresponding Landing Table index
number for the invasion up the D+19.
I am going to the Army Transportation Museum this week the look through
their archives and maybe turn something up. I hope this is a little
more clear, hope you can help.
Landing Table 392
Landing Table 392
Tue Jul 21 2009
My father will be 85 soon and we are helping him gather his war memories
for our family. He is Vernon Leverette Marks and was at Okinawa. Do you
have any information on 559 and it's engagements?
at the Wikipedia
Wed Jul 29 2009
Seabee Engineer from Center Moriches, NY, Stationed in Okinawa 1956-1960.
If you recognize him, please contact Rev. Raynor at Shirley Assembly of
God in NY. He would love to reunite. (I am his grandaughter
and he doesn't use the computer.)
James Raynor, Seabee, Okinawa
James Raynor, Seabee, Okinawa
James Raynor, Seabee, Okinawa
Sun Apr 05 2009
MY STEPGRANDFATHER WAS ON THIS SHIP DURING IWO JIMA INVAISON AND WAS
KIA FEBURAY 23 1945 COULD YOU FIND ANY INFO ON THE SHIP SUCH AS PICTURES,
OR ANY INFO OF WHEN THE SHIP WAS HIT BY ENEMY FIRE. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP
There is quite a bit of information on the LSM46
Mon Apr 06 2009
My father, Donald Kirk Wilson, served on the LSM 434 1946-1948.
LSM 434 Crew Photo December 1946
LSM 434 Crew Photo December 1946
Sat Dec 20 2008
You can use the LSM 371 pic at the top of the page if desired.
LSM-371, Tokyo Bay, October 1945
LSM-371, Tokyo Bay, October 1945
Sun Nov 30 2008
Raymond Teske, Jr.
My father was on MT 274 crossing the channel with B Troop, 121st Reconnaissance
Squadron, 106th Cavalry Group when the James A. Farrell (MT 271)
was apparently struck by a torpedo. My father was on MT 274. He ran
up on deck and said it looked like a giant boot had kicked the Farrell.
A Troop and HQ & Service Troop 121st Recon were on the Farrell and
transferred to the LCT 50. (I have a question--if someone knows how
the MT designations were assigned to ships/LSTs in the English crossings
I would appreciate any information.)
Sun Nov 23 2008
My Dad was on LST 230 during WWII. Have lots of pictures.
Is anyone still alive on his ship that can communicate!
Sat Oct 18 2008
My grandfather, Victor Fontanez, was in the 36th infantry and had landed
on August 15 shortly before the bombing of LST 282. After the ship
was hit and exploded, he dove into the water and helped resuce people out
of the water. For his efforts he received the Soldier's Medal.
Victor Fontanez passed away in June 2008. You can read an account
of his war exploits at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/record.xpd?id=109-s20060425-30.
Thank you for this excellent site. I have always wondered about the
details of what happened. Mark
Sat Sep 20 2008
Small Landing craft
My Dad (Albert P. Sykes) was a Gator and landed in Buna New Guinea,
Tarawa, etc. I am attempting t find others in his outfit. Here
is a recently published article:
I can also send many photos of Head Hunters he took photos of.
Fri Mar 28 2008
Dr. alain Kerzoncuf
Looking for a film title.
Released ca 1958/1960.
Started with a hit LSD towed by around ten LST (or LVTP?), to be safe
from Japanese.Unusual order given by the Captain.
Thanks in advance,
Fri Apr 11 2008
i am trying to trace any old ship mates from world war 2, or any photos
of LST 371
Sat May 31 2008
My uncle was listed as a casualty on this ship. Since he was
killed on the high seas, do you happen to know where his death certificate
would be found? I tried NJ but there is no such record. Thank
you for your time.
Mon Jun 02 2008
I would like to contact the individual who posted a comment at this
website about the passing of Dave Ellis, a crewman who served on LST-864
during WW II. Can you put me in contact with him?
Sat Jun 07 2008
Wed Mar 05 2008
This ship is still in use as the Cape Henelopen ferry going across
Long Island Sound - Orient Point, Long Island, NY to New London, Conn.
Go to the companies website at https://www.longislandferry.com/Default.asp
for further information.
Sun Mar 02 2008
David A. Combs
USS Bulloch County LST-509
I was aboard the Dodge County from 30 Jan. '66 thru 23 May '66. I along
with several of my shipmate from the USS Bulloch County came aboard and
made a voyage to Iceland while awaiting the refitting of the Bulloch to
be completed. I remember some of the cruise but not everything. I do remember
that we had to pump off all of our ballast and a lot of our freshwater
and wait for high tide inorder to enter the harbor. We tied up to a pier
which had a fish cannery on one side and a whorehouse dead off the bow.
The other thing that I remember very well is that my counterparts in the
engineering department were a bunch of great guys. If there are any of
the Bulloch County hands out there who would like to write I would love
to hear from you. That goes for you Dodge County hands as well.
Wed Feb 27 2008
Would you mind adding the LST 333 site I have located at http://home.comcast.net/~jlp44/harv.htm
to you site. I would appreciate it greatly.
Sat Feb 23 2008
uss lst 338 LCI 47
SERVED AS PHMATE 2nd CLASS HOPE SPOMEONE FROM EITHER ONE OF THESE
SHIPS ARE STILL ALIVE. IF SO CONTACT ME.
Thu Feb 21 2008
USS LST 864
My Uncle,Herbert Myers served as Elect Mate,2nd class on this ship,during
WWII. He passed away,at age 82,this past week. Wished I had found this
site sooner, to share with him....
Sat Feb 02 2008
U.S.S. Monitor LSV 5
The LSV was a Landing Ship Vehicle. There were only 6 of them. I was
stationed on the Monitor LSV5.
Sun Jan 27 2008
searching for any info on this ship that our father was serving on
when it was torpedoed on 5/18/45 thank you in advance for ANY help
that you can give us
Thu Jan 24 2008
its in Muskegon, MI ship
Looking for any reenactor info/landing craft for Benton Harbor,MI area
U.S.S. L.S.T. 766
Hello ! I was visiting your site and found this page. I am fixing to
open my site which I will have lots of photos
pics with unidentified crewmen and the site will also allow other people
to add to the site.
I'm also looking to link up with websites such as yours and would greatly
appreciate you adding my link to your site I will be more than happy to
do the same.
Wed Nov 07 2007
My father, Daniel Tuohy, served on LST 314 and was a survivor of her
sinking on June 9, 1944. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has
information on this ship. Thank you. Joan Tuohy
Fri Mar 14 2008
LCM 8 850
for some reason throughout all the writtings that i have seen here
you give credit to lst's and lcu's as the backbone of the resupply mission
in nam. lcu's could move up most rivers. lst's could not. many times the
lcm8's were backloaded from the lst and lcu and made as many trips as possible
up and down all the rivers and some creeks in the I corp. many of my shipmates
were lost. including my boat and at least one other in hue during the tet
of 68. we had 7 boats there who spent most everyday rain or shine war or
no war on the perfume river. everyday. no lst's and lcu's maybe once a
week or less. isnt it about time you woke up and honestly gave credit to
the forgoten of the lcm8's and for that matter the lcm6 and 3's that were
ahead of us dragging for mines on those rivers. a lot of us were lost both
in men and boats. credit was given to others instead of those belonging
to the 8 boats. the book "battle of hue" gave u boats credit for moving
fuel up river. wrong. the 850 and 923 were the two boats running 10000
gallons of fuel in a crib in our welldeck and both boats and good men were
hit and burned up on the river. its easy to be an expert but its not so
easy doing the job and seeing your dead shipmates forgotten due to the
experts rewritting history and giving credit to those who did not die for
making the history. there are a few of us left. just plain simple people.
i myself spent 21 years in the navy. i worked hue, qua viet dung ha and
danang and the single boat south of danang the 860 by it self at
liberty bridge. We arent looking for lime light. all we want is history
written accuratelly. is that to much to ask for. thank you
well all i see here is thanks for the info. my question was why do
you not talk about the LCM8'S as cargo boats used mainly in nam on the
rivers. at times i could carry 100 tons of cargo but averaged between 60
and 75 tons. when talking about that history of that war you only seem
to state the LCU AND YFU'S were the only boats over there. at most they
might make two trips a week up any of the northern rivers. we made as many
as three a day. so you see you still havent answered my orginial question.
Fri Jan 18 2008
My father, Lt James Simons, was a junior officer on LST 673 from approximately
Oct. 1944 -June 1945. I am looking for any info on the ship and/or my father.
He passed away on (appropriately) Memorial Day 1984. I have group
crew photos and other misc photos.
Mon Dec 10 2007
Dallas P. Allison, Jr.
My father served on the LST-710 converted to USS Accomac during WWII.
I would apprciate any information I can get on it. Thanks.
Fri Dec 07 2007
My uncle, CPO Carl Michau was aboard when she was sunk on June 9, 1944.
He passed away about 15 years ago never having talked much about it.
The family is looking for more information on survivors and events.
Mon Jan 14 2008
James A Palmisano
My Dad served on the LST383. He is died in 1993. I have many photos
that he took while on the ship as well as newspaper accounts of their missions.
Are you interested?
Sun Nov 18 2007
George A Spurr Jr
My friend David Nelson Ellis served aboard LST-864 during WW-II. David
passed away this past week, November 13, 2007 in Loma Linda California.
I just returned home from his memorial service-designed by Dave himself-at
our church-Redlands Church of Christ in Redlands, CA. Dave was truly
a wonderful man and loved by all who knew him. I have heard that he shot
down an enemy plane from the ship even tho he was a cook.
Sun Nov 11 2007
Grateful if anyone can provide any information /pics re this LCI.
Many thanks from Scotland , UK
Wed Oct 10 2007
John R. Mertz
LST 218 and LST 655
My father served on both LST 218 and LST 655 during WWII. If there
is anyone who has any information on damage reports on LST 655. My father
was wounded during the Battle of Okinawa and I have been trying to get
some sort of records. I have a picture of him being operated on but I do
not have a date.
Since I sent out this Email, my Father passes away on October 21. I
found out that the LST he was on during the Battle of Okinawa was LST 218.
This is the one I need ship logs or records on. Please ask anyone out there
for help for me!!
hank You Again and Have A Great Day and Holidays!!!
John R. Mertz
United Methodist Publishing House
Packing/Shipping Supervisor (D.C.)
Sat Oct 06 2007
I am an Australian researching GM engine history. Recently I acquired
a GM EMD engine publication dated 1942 for Model 12-567ATLP and 12-567ATLS
engines which were LST engines though the book does not actually say so.
I want to know the meanings of TLP and TLS in the model designations and
EMD did not respond to my question. I know when the 567A engine was introduced
and how it differed from the 567 before it. The book has good pix and brief
specifications of the engines. Send any questions that you may have.
Update June 2008
Last year I acquired a 1942 manual for the EMD 12-567ATLP and 12-ATLS
engines so I
contacted EMD at La Grange asking for the meanings of the ATLP and
ATLS suffixes. The A obviously means Model 567A engines which went
into build during late 1941 for the USN. P means port engine and
S means starboard engine but the TL had me stumped. My first message
to La Grange did not receive a result but my second try later did and I
wanted to pass this onto Richko.
I am an Australian wanting to find Americans who know about and/or are
early EMD engines. I also have manuals for 567B, 567C and 645E
series engines plus a
large collection of Detroit Diesel and a small number of Cleveland
Please let me know if you may be interested in knowing more about my
doings and my
background. I was an aircraft engine fitter with the Royal Australian
Air Force from
1963 to 1983 and now I have a "full time" home based information service
for engines and
tractors with GM engines being one of my specialties. Send any
questions that you may
have. Thank you for your time.
Sat Oct 06 2007
Would love to find someone who either served on her or someone
connected with a sailor from this ship. My father-in-law, Virgil
Creech Sr., was married with 3 children when he was drafted in 1943.
He was assigined to the 685.
Would love to know about it
landed troops and it's story.
Fri Sep 28 2007
I'm trying to find out where LST 283 was between 9/44 and 9/45. My
now-deceased father-in-law (F1c Earl Kelly) served aboard her during that
period. Any info about him or the ship's history would be greatly appreciated.
Mon Sep 24 2007
Kenneth Lee Davis
We are looking for shipmates. We have an annual reunion in Branson.
Many still attend! I live with my son and daughter-in-law.
Can send a few pictures if you would like us to.
Sat Sep 08 2007
Wish to contact anyone who served aboard from 44 to 46 Hope to hear
5th September 2007
name: John McLoughlin
Comments: Dear Sir/Madam,
I am trying to find a photo of the landing craft that carried my father
battle on the Anzio landings on 22nd January 1944. I have read the war
diaries of my father´s battalion (2nd/7th Battalion The Middlesex
Regiment) and they state that the unit disembarked with the 2nd Infantry
Brigade around 4.00 a.m on 22nd January 1944 on the 'LSI 327'. Now I don´t
know if this is a misreading of the diaries, poor handwriting on the part
of the 2/7th Middlesex clerk or a correct reading. I have contacted a Royal
Navy archivists who has no knowledge of an 'LSI 327' but says there was
an LST 327, which was a US craft. Do you know how I could confirm that
it was or was not the LST 327 that carried my father into battle? Do there
exist records, which I can access, of the troops carried in the craft that
Hope to hear from you.
31st August 2007
name: Elvin Halstenson--(AL)
ship: LST 1011
Comments: My father was on 1011,Chief Comm..Stewart
He died when I was 15, would love any info-thanks--Steve Halstenson
28th August 2007
name: Gina K. Frakes
ship: LST 448 and LST 710
Comments: I am looking for any surviving crew members from LST 448
and LST 710 my husband's grandfather was on LST 448 when she was lost and
he survived and he is looking for any other survivors. Please snd emails
to me with a reference to US Navy LST 448 or 710 Thank You,
Gina K. Frakes
23rd August 2007
name: Vince DiPentima
ship: LST 478
Comments: Was on board and disembarked for the Guam invasion 7/21/44
22nd August 2007
name: Fred Suter
ship: LST 543
Comments: My father Fred Suter was on the 543 in the European and Pacific
theaters. He is still alive and doing well. I am trying to find out if
there is a reunion planned or if there is a website or other info available.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
21st August 2007
name: james spence
Comments: would like to contact james spencer who was aboared lsm 356
year 44 to 46
name: clara rehs
ship: LST 338
Comments: My father, Pete Rehs, age 85
was on the LST 338....purple heart.
Does anyone have any information if any crew is living. My father is
still living. Please e-mail me.
9th June 2007
name: James Alnwick
Comments: Researching information about my cousin RICHARD ALNWICK (AINWICK).
KIA Feb.1945 Iwo Jima
August 10th 2007
name: Cheryl (Downing) Bodenus
My father served on the LST 882 having a hard time finding out anything
about his ship he was a Petty Officer Third Class,Store Keeper. His name
is Allan Downing can you help me?
August 6th 2007
name: Dante Montuori
ship: lst 1006
Comments: Anyone in the crew of the lst1006 out there.
August 4th 2007
name: Anthony Flacco
Comments: Searching for crew members of LST-774. My father, Albert
Flacco served on her from when she was commissioned to when she was decommissioned
in 1946. Also, anyone with pictures of her, please contact me as it seems
July 7th 2007
name: Sue Simonds
Comments: Would like to contact anyone remembering Herve Doiron (nickname
'Max') who served for a time aboard LST-458. He lived in Fitchburg, MA
at the time he enlisted (April 1943).
June 26 2007
name: gregory bell
ship: LST 1153 Talbot county
Comments: How could you miss the talbot county?!!!, not only were we
steam driven; but we were the only LST that had two 5'38 guns!!! I know
because I became a 3rd class gunner's mate on her.
21st June 2007
name: Cynthia Rowles
ship: LST 635
Post moved to the LST635 page 0708
name: Delwin Kruschke
ship: LST 1154
Comments: During the K-War I was stationed at Little Creek, Va as a
RM on the staff of Commander Landing Ship Flotilla Two and our flagship
was the 1154. What I am looking for is wearing apparel bearing the old
Gator logo. You know, the one with the tank coming out of the gator's mouth.
If you know of any site or can put me in contact with someone, I really
would appreciate it. We used to live in Anoka, but now live in Arizona.
Thanks in advance, Del.
21st May 07
The reunion for the Washoe County LST 1165 will be in Norfolk Va. Oct.
10 till the 14 at the Doubletree Hotel Norfolk Airport Norfolk Va. Phone
Regards Gaylon W. Hoffman
14th May 2007
name: Gaylon W Hoffman
ship: USS Washoe County LST 1165
Comments: I looking for reunion info
8th May 2007
Name: marco malagnino
comments: dear gentlemen,
My name is marco and I came from vicenza, northern italy. My hobby is
building models of ships made of plastic.
At this time I'm building a 2nd world war l.s.t., scaled 1/35. I'D
need some pictures and, possibly, some detailed drawings illustrating the
ship and its weapons, front side and internal area. When the model will
get completed, I'll be glad to send you a picture of it.
Thanking you in advance (sorry for my english), I send you my very
viale mazzini 139
April 29th 2007
name: Peter Shawhan
Comments: My father, H.R. Shawhan, was the gunnery officer of LST280,
which landed British troops on Gold Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944 and
was torpedoed in the English Channel on the night of June 14-15, 1944.
If you are interested in additional information, let me know.
name: clay kirwood
Comments: What about the LST818?
No information at this stage. Ed.
April 18th 2007
name: Annetta Haven
Comments: I am looking for any information I can find about my paternal
Uncle Jack McDuffie. He was a Pfc in the Army. Landed on Leyte Oct. 20,
1944. And was KIA in the Battle of Leyte Dec. 14,1944. I don't remember
what Unit he was in. I would like to get all of his service records but
I am having a lot of difficulty finding any online. Any advice would be
most welcome. Annette
April 14th 2007
name: Rudy Delgado
ship: USS Cayuga County LST529
Comments: anyone with info re the 529, would appreciate it be forwarded
to me. I serverd onboard, 1959 to 61, Guam, M.I.
name: Deborah Kidwell
ship: USS LST 903
Comments: I'm looking for information on USS LST 903, a ship which
my grandfather (now deceased) served on in 1944-46. Any sources you could
point me to would be greatly appreciated.
There is a contact for that ship on this page:
http://vets.com/alumni/navy/usn-lst.txt . Ed.
March 23rd 2007
name: RALPH COPE
ship: LST 179
Comments: any crew member who served on the 179 in 1942-1943
March 14th 2007
name: Glen Olson
ship: LST 543
I live in Boulder City NV
Feb 20th 2007
name: Mike Grobbel
Comments: I have 'published' a web site devoted to the history and
crew of the LST-847.
The URL for the web site is http://lst847.grobbel.org
I already have a link to your site on my 'Links' page. I would be honored
if you would do the same by adding my LST-847 web site to your 'Links'
My late uncle was a crew member on the LST-847 and I researched the
ship while at the National Archives in College Park, MD. My uncle also
had saved some photos of the ship and I have received and added many more
photos from his shipmates who have since found my web site.
Shelby Township, MI
Feb 19th 2007
name: Paul D. Massey YN3
ship: USS LSM 448
Comments: Served two TAD Duties in 1955 & 1956 while station on
GUAN, US NAVAL BASE. Would like to visit with any one that was there. Thanks
Feb 16th 2007
ship: Riverside Hull #102
Comments: Very good friends wife. trying to locate her fathers ship,
she states he drove a landing craft on this vessel. She baely remembers
him. His name is Bonicace Banahan, ww2. Think the letters PA prefix the
hull number. very old pic I am working with. Thank you. This realy means
a lot this this fine lady. Tried many searches and cannot find this ship.
Me former Radio op fm the uss d.h. fox dd779 1962-65. many tnx for ur help.
Feb 14th 2007
name: H.R. Shawhan
ship: LST 280, LST 1041
Comments: I am writing this for my father, H.R. Shawhan, who is still
alive as of the time I am writing this. His name and information is above.
My name is Peter Shawhan; my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. After graduating
from Pomona College in 1943, my father took US Naval Reserve V-7 training
at Northwestern University in Chicago. He was then assigned to serve as
the gunnery officer of the LST 280 under Captain Brown. The LST 280 was
sent to the south coast of England in the spring of 1944, landed British
troops on Gold Beach on D-Day, ferried supplies and reinforcements to the
beachhead, and was torpedoed in the English Channel on the night of June
14-15, 1944, limping back to Portsmouth with casualties and severe damage.
(For those interested in the LST 282, my father knew Peter Hughes personally,
rooming with him at one point in 1943 or 1944.) After serving as an assistant
harbormaster for a few months, my father was sent back to the US to help
launch and commission the LST 1041 as that ship's First Lieutenant. The
LST 1041 was sent to the Pacific, where it performed missions in China,
Guam, Saipan, and other locations. The LST 1041 was based at Agrahan Island
north of Iwo Jima, preparing for the planned invasion of Japan, when the
war ended. I will end this message for now, but there is more that my father
and I can tell you about LSTs 280, 282 and 1041, so I hope that you will
contact us when you receive this message.
name: Ingo Zeitz
ship: L 753'VIPER' ex LSM 558
Comments: I’d like to show you some pictures from my period of service
at the navy (of the Federal Republic of Germany) (1958-1961). Please take
your time and have a look.
Jan 10th 2007
name: Shirley Herzog
ship: LST 1011
Comments: My dad Henry Herzog, served on LST 1011. Touring the LST
that's moored in Evansville, IN brought back a lot of memories/names/details.
about the ship. He was part of the tour that picked up German POW's in
Oran, Algeria and took them to Italy. We have some pics of the ship, guns
and prisoners if anyone is interested. We'd love to hear from anyone else
with info from this ship. He remembers waiting in Boston in a hotel for
the ship to be readied (it was brand new). There was a lot of scuttlebutt
about the color it would be painted. Gray-blue meant you were shipping
out to the European theater; camo meant the Pacific. Everyone was glad
it was the Atlantic and Mediterranean!
Nov 24th 2006
name: dave blaz
i have a lcvp
from the uss inchon, lph12, i'm looking for history and stories from the
A very good source would be www.ussinchon.com.
Nov 23rd 2006
Comments: any info on Gropak 1.My dad was in this outfit in WW2. It
had to do with working on landing craft I think.
Can find no meaningful reference to Gropak at
this stage. Ed.
November 22nd 2006
name: Tony Foust
ship: USS Oneida
Comments: My father served aboard the USS Oneida (an LST) from approximately
1942-45. I can find no data on this ship or it's history. Can you help
by providing a website or other places where I might look. Thanks.
According to Wikipedia: The fifth USS Oneida
(APA–221) was commissioned in 1944 and decommissioned in 1946.
November 12th 2006
name: Richard Morris
ship: LST 499
Comments: is LST 499 the one that exploded off Normandy June 8th 1944?
I was on the boat that exploded but am not sure of the number.
Thank You RM
LST499 was sunk during Exercise Tiger, but I've
not yet managed to determine whether it blew up. There is an excellent
account of the action here:
Tue Nov 20 2007
re. LST 499
Enquiry from Richard Morris 12/11/2006. Reply inaccurate. LST 499 radioed
for help during Exercise Tiger but was not sunk during the action.
October 24th 2006
name: Richard W. Dinneen
Comments: I am trying to determine my father's LST in the pacific during
WWII, Can you look up military personnel records as to who was on which
ship? thank you.
Some WWII US service records are online, but
by no means all of them. A good place to start would be the NARA
October 23rd 2006
name: Ralph Gardner
ship: 225 and 323
Comments: 225 was in the Saipan an Tinian invasions and and the Palau
323 was a lind-lease ship to the British. I was one of 5 member nuclius
crew who were sent to England to bring the 323 back. After a crew was put
together, we went to Germany and picked up a diesel turbin plus some other
stuff and brought it back.
October 9th 2006
name: Mark R. Higgins
ship: LST 1010
Comments: My Dad served on LST 1010 and participated in Normandy invasion.
He died when I was 14, any information on 1010 in European theater or my
Dad is appreciated. His name was Marvin R. Higgins and he was a Boatswain
Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class. Thanks.
Sept 24th 2006
name: ian baish
ship: LST 324
Comments: Do you have any info on LST 324 my granddad served on it
Sept 20th 2006
name: Eddy Williams
ship: LST 655
Comments: My dad served on the 655 from late '43 through early '45.
I'm looking for any info re: the crew during this time. Any help is greatly
August 19th 2006
name: John L. Davis
ship: LST 664
Comments: My Uncle - James Dare served aboard the LST 664 during the
landing at St. Tropez France in August 1944. I'm trying to locate photos
and a crew list for him. I would greatly appreciate information and pictures.
July 21st 2006
name: William D. Smith
ship: LST 738
Comments: My father-in-law was on this ship when it went down on Dec
15, 1944. He did survive. He recently had surgury and would like to know
if he could get in contact with other crewmembers of this ship or perhaps
any info on other survivors.
Thanks, Sally Smith
Local: Mon 3 Jul 2006
name: Jim Hopkins
ship: LST 1166
Comments: Please vist brownwaternavy or LST1166
http://lst1166.com/ has been added
to the links page. Ed.
Local: Fri 30 Jun 2006
name: c pardee
ship: lst 1138- uss steuben county
Comments: I Just published the site 6/27/06 under the name of www.lst1138.com
use Yahoo. No other search has found it yet.Clair
name: Robert Stone
ship: Lst 342
Comments: complete history of ship.
There was an article published in True
Magazine entitled; I SAW MACILLAN BARCLEY die. I would
like to know the date and year of this magazine. My brother Anthony Petrone
was also killed on this ship. I believe Smithsonian might have
this magazine and could make me a copy of the article. Thank You
Rose Petrone Stone
Hard to believe, but the LST342 lives on as a
tourist attraction in the Solomon Islands, and someone cares enough to
repaint its numbers from time to time.
There is a discussion of the 342 here:
A Crew Member, William Losty, killed when it was sunk.
ship: LST 291
Comments: I found several photographs of LST 291 that were about to
be tossed out. Is there a vet from LST 291 that would like them so that
they are preserved? 5 photos of ship and crew.
name: Patrick D. shannon
Comments: What internet site explains how LST bow doors were made seaworthy?
May 29th 2006
name: Glenn Knoblock
Comments: Am researching the service of Black personnel on this type
of ship during the war as stewards, and those killed while serving on LSTs.
Would like to get in touch with someone from your group. Thank you.
May 23rd 2006
name: Emily H.
ship: LCI 540
Comments: My uncle, Charles Warren Faust (Terre Haute, Indiana) served
on the 540. He passed away in 2004. I would like to find a photo of the
540; any suggestions?
LCI(L)-540 participated in the Invasion of Normandy
, 6 to 25 June 1944
May 12th 2006
name: David Beaman
ship: LST 291
Comments: My great-uncle was onboard LST 291 since it first left Pittsburgh
and during the D-Day Invasion. His name was Ernest Tucker. Anyone know
May 10th 2006
name: Howard Guidry
ship: LST 550
Comments: I have found dad's journal and photos while in Pacific Apr'45-Nov'45.
Also numerous pictures of activities at Camp Bradford. How can I get them
May 8th 2006
name: Saul Saldana
ship: LST 758 ( Duval County )
Comments: Served on her from Jan'55 thru mid 1957
Friday, May 05, 2006 3:24 AM
name: Ron Albin
ship: LST 458
I have had a small picture of LST 458 enlarged with good detail.
October 20, l944 - Leyte Island, Philippines
April 30th 2006
name: Lowell Hinners
ship: LST 1010
Comments: Anybody remember Roy Hinners aboard the LST 1010 in Europe
and the Pacific?
March 27th 2006
name: Floyd Pfannenstiel
ship: USS Holmes Cty. LST 836
Comments: Looking for a Hector Flores. Also would like to hear from
anyone who was on the ship from 64-67
name: Ronald J. Albin
ship: LST 458
Comments: My father James C. Albin was assigned to the LST 458 from
Feb l0, l943 to Sept l945. He mentioned fellow sailors: Ed Kawecki, Bob
Coe, Billy Decker Jr., John Derekes Jr. and Fred Wayda. I have a small
picture of the entire ship with bow doors open on a beach landing. I have
another picture of him standing next to a part of the topside superstructure
with 4 painted meatballs flags proudly showing. James left behind a small
book with dates, places and battles fought while on board LST 458. He passed
away in Dec of l989.
name: Ronald J. Albin
Comments: Claude Kuykendall, who was the yeoman on LST 458 passed away
in the fall of 2005. His widow says that he had accumulated alot of papers
with regard to his WWII service on LST 458. She said he made his own camera
and took alot of pictures - some when bombs were exploding near the ship.
He stayed in the Navy and retired in l966. Someone ought to try and acquire
Claude's records before this trove of info is lost to the landfill.
Feb 26th 2006
name: Bobby Vernon Lamb
ship: LST 283
Comments: Have you got a picture or list of the folks on this ship.
Feb 23rd 2006
name: CHARLES LEVERETT
ship: LST 857
Comments: MY FATHER W.D.LEVERETT(BILLEY) SERVED ON LST 857 WW11, ANY
INFO ON HIM, HAVE FEW PICTURES OF SAILORS & MAIL
Jan 9th 2006
name: Patricia St.Marie
ship: USS LST 314
Comments: Wonderful site :)
I was wondering if you had any information about the USS LST 314 that
was lost on June 9, 1944.
My Great Uncle Joseph McKeon was one of the sailors killed that day.
Thank you for any help,
Dec 8th 2005
name: K risty
ship: LST 458
Comments: My grandfather George Petersen was on the LST 458 during
WW2 he did Ensign duties. He passed away a few years ago. His war bride
from Australia is still alive.
Sun 13 Nov 2005
name: Charles A. Davis Seaman 1c
ship: LST 1011
Comments: I am trying to find information on the crew of LST 1011 that
was in the convoy in southern france.
Nov 10th 2005
name: MM3 Vickers David
ship: USS Constellation CV-64
Comments: My grandfather was a WWII vet and told me he served on an
LST. is there anyway I can find out what ship he was on? and see it's history.
He passed away in the late 90's.
His name was Everett Grey Lackey. He said he was a diesel mechanic.
that is about all I know.
Below are three crewlists on this site. Also,
there are links from here to various other landing ship sites and general
navy sites which you could perhaps write to with the same query. Ed.