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Sunk off Omaha Beach during landing operations, 8 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, 4 September 1942, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 25 September 1942
  • Delivered, 6 October 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 Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 July 1944
    Salerno landings 9 to 21 September 1943  
  • Sunk during amphibious operations off Omaha Beach, Normandy France, 8 June 1944
  • Refloated by USS Pinto (ATF-90), 2 July 1944, and moored
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
  • LCT(5)-244 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-244 109k LCT(5)-244 loaded with troops while making her approach to the Normandy beachhead in 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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