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Lost struck a mine off Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Individual Awards and Citations

Purple Heart - (KIA-John Emanuel Anderson MoMM1/c, 6 June 1944)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 10 September 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, 16 October 1942
  • Delivered, 20 October 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(5)-30 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotillas 10 and LCT Flotilla 18 LCDR A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 (Flotilla 10) Invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944 (Flotilla 18)
    Salerno landings 9 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)  

  • Lost, struck a mine off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944
    LCT-30 was assigned to land on Easy Green, Omaha Beach but instead landed on Easy Red, Omaha Beach. After unloading and retracting she was hit by an artillery shell in the engine room, disabling all three engines. The LCT was abandoned under fire with the loss of one man Killed in Action (John Emanuel Anderson MoMM1/c). LCT-30 was refloated by USS ATR-3 and beached 15 July 1944. She was towed off the beach to a buoy by USS Algorma (ATO-34), 16 July and re-beached, 17 July
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
  • LCT(5)-30 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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