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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|North African occupation
Tunisian operation, 1 June to 9 July 1943
|Salerno landings, 9 September 1943|
|Sicilian occupation, 9 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy 6 to 17 June 1944|
|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 May to 30 June 1945
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|110k||USS LCI(L)-326, USS LCI(L)-237, USS LCI(L)-96
along with other LCI(L)s moored pierside at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., 23 March 1943, during visit by Prince Olav of Norway. To Prince Olav's right is
Rear Admiral Kirk, Commander, Amphibious Force, US Atlantic Fleet.
US National Archives Photo # 80-G-38805, a US Navy photo now in the custody of the US National Archives, College Park, MD.
|1976k||From left to right, front row:
USS LCI(L)-91 and
From left to right back row:
USS LCI(L)-83 and
USS LCI(L)-94, massed at Bizerte, Tunisia, 6 July 1943 while loading troops for the invasion of Sicily.
US Army Signal Corps photo # 176486, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|94k||USS LCI(L)-326 along with the rest of LCI Flotillas Two and Four ready to sail to North Africa with the Third Infantry Division.||Bill Brinkley|
|73k||USS LCI(L)-326 beached while unloading her troops during a training exercise, date and location unknown.||Wes Stone, Lusby, MD. -"In memory of the men of the USNATB, Solomons, MD."|
|106k||USS LCI(L)-326 off loading troops during training exercises at Slapton Sands, England, prior to the invasion of Normandy.||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian|
|32k||USS LCI(L)-326 and LCI(L)-320 beached, location and location unknown.||Wayne Caldwell USS LCI(L)-89 and USS LCI(L)-320|
|448k||USS LCI(L)-5 crew being briefed on coming operations (Normandy invasion - 6 June 1944). USS LCI(L)-3 is on their left and USS LCI(L)-4 on their right. Also, in the background across from them are USS LCI(L)-325, USS LCI(L)-326, and USS LCI(L)-8.
Photo from the May 2014 issue of the USS LCI National Association's newsletter, "Elsie Item:, courtesy of Robert Wright Jr.
|96k||USS LCI(L)-326, USS LCI(L)-350, USS LCI(L)-325
and an unidentified LCI(L) of the Coast Guard Flotilla await orders in an English port prior the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944.
Image is a frame from an unknown film documentary.
|166k||Men from Texas and Oklahoma of the 90th Infantry Division aboard USS LCI(L)-326 bound for Normandy for the D-day invasion.||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian|
|160k||USS LCI(L)-326 off loading 90th Infantry Division troops into LCVPs for their run into the beach at Normandy, on D-day, 6 June 1944.||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian|
|143k||USS LCI(L)-326 underway returning to England from Normandy with German Prisoners of War aboard, date unknown.|
|128k||A crane off loads machinery from USS LCI(L)-326 as she lays beached at Normandy, date unknown.|
|180k||USS LCI(L)-326 at anchor some time after 6 June 1944, location unknown. Note the aircraft painted on the conning tower below the number 326. LCI(L)-326 was credited with downing one enemy aircraft on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
US Coast Guard photo from the collections of the US Coast Guard Historian's Office.
|01||LT. Allison, Samuel W., USCGR||15 February 1943 - 15 September 1944|
|02||LTjg. Jones, James, USCGR||15 September 1944 7 May 1946|
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