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|Campaign and Dates
|Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943
Royal Navy History As part of "W" Task Force HM LST-373 worked down the Arakan coast of Burma and participated in the recapture of Rangoon, before proceeding to the eventual invasion of Malaya at Morib and Port Swettenham, and so to Singapore and Bangkok etc. doing relief work repatriating ex P.O.W.s of the Japanese Paid off Singapore and returned to US Navy custody at Subic Bay, Philippines, 16 March 1946
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| USS LST-373
|LST-373 underway probably during builders trials in January 1943 near her builders yard at Quincy, MA. Photos show standard 2-davit design with original armament.
US Navy photos text from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two" originally published in 1944 as ON1226 "Allied landing Ships" by the U.S. Division of Naval Intelligence.
|Robert Hurst and Joe Radigan MACM, USN Ret.
|USS LST-373 at anchor off Bizerte, Tunisia, circa March 1944
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|USS LST-315 and USS LST-373 and a third LST unloading Seebees and their equipment at Salerno, Italy,
in September 1943.
USN Booklet "U.S. Naval Construction Battalions: The Seabees. Page 33
|USS LST-373 is in the center of this photo of the invasion force off the Normandy coast, with "Omaha" Beach in the background and barrage balloons overhead. The amount of smoke on the beach strongly indicates that the photograph was taken on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. Photographed from USS Ancon (AGC-4).
US National Archives photo # 80-G-231248, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
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US National Archives
photo # 80-G-46817
|LSTs land invasion supplies on "Utah" Beach, shortly after the 6 June 1944 "D-Day" assault.
LSTs on the beach include from (right to left):
USS LST-51? last digit not visible)
USS LST-47 and two unidentified LSTs.
Note: bow numbers of the British ships enclosed in colored blocks; crowd of shipping offshore; barrage balloons over many of the ships. Photo was released for publication, 23 October 1944
US National Archives photo # 80-G-46817 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
Note: This image is labeled as Omaha Beach but is actually taken on Utah Beach. [See - The movie "A Newsreel Camaraman's View if D-Day" in color by Jack Lieb. About 15 minutes into the film Jack Lieb pans the beach one can see that this is Utah Beach showing LSTs 72, 324, 311, 46, 47 in the same sequence as in the NARA photo 80-G-46817.]
|Riley R. Re Qua MoMM3/C USS LST-49 and Arthur L Long MoMM2/C USS LST-49
Marilyn Smith for her father Coastguardsman Jack Davenport USCGC Blackhaw (WLB-390)
US National Archives photo
|USS LST-373 with USS LST-535 alongside unloading across Omaha beach 28 August 1944.
Photo by Hyman Yomtov
|Nel Yomtov for his father Hyman Yomtov
| HM LST-373
|Menu for a farewell dinner aboard HM LST-326 for Captain G Owles when Force W was paid off in Singapore on 9 February 1946. The menu consists of three sheets of paper stapled together and represents the bow doors and ramp opening.
|Colin E C Pilcher Flt Lt RAF (retired) for his father LCDR. Leonard George Pilcher RNVR Commanding Officer HM LST-326
|LT. Jay, Robert F., USNR
|27 January 1943 - August 1943
|LT. P. B. Hellman, USCG
|August 1943 - 9 December 1944
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