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Lost due to air attack off Anzio, 15 February 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, 15 February 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Individual Awards and Citations

Purple Heart (KIA Carl Raymond Mickelson GM2/c, 15 February 1944)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down 28 September 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, 23 October 1942
  • Delivered, 3 November 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown, LTjg. Robert S. Esbensen, USNR Officer in Charge, (March 1944)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-35 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas Nine and Ten and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 (Flotilla 10) West Coast of Italy operations; (LCT Flotilla 9)
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 15 February 1944
    Salerno landings 9 September 1943 (Flotilla 10)  

  • Lost, sunk by air attack off Anzio, 15 February 1944
    While alongside the LIberty ship SS Elihu Yale with British LCT-554 loading ammunition Elihu Yale was and hit and sunk during an air raid. Crewmember Carl Raymond Mickelson GM2/c was killed in action
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 6 March 1944
  • LCT-35 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    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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    LCT-35 282k LCTs on the beach at Salerno, 9 September 1943. From left to right; LCT(5)-26, LCT(5)-35, LCT(5)-242, unknown, LCT(5)-34 and unknown. Photos from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946, Daniel Wilmes

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-35 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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