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Sunk off Omaha Beach during landing operations, 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, Normandy Invasion)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 21 October 1942, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 4 November 1942
  • Delivered, 13 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-244 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT Flotillas 9 and 10 and LCI Flotilla 18 and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943
    Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 July 1944  
  • Sunk during amphibious operations off Omaha Beach, Normandy France in June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
  • LCT(5)-244 earned two 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-244 109k LCT(5)-244 loaded with troops while making her approach to the Normandy beachhead, 11 June 1944.
    US National Archives Tape No. NPC-030-4316.
    Bill Brinkley

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-244 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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