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Lost to enemy action, 6 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT-294


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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Individual Awards

Purple Hearts (1-Joe Augustin, 6 June 1944)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down circa September 1942, Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, circa September 1942
  • Delivered circa September `942
  • During World War II LCT-294 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 18, LCDR A. Hayes, in command, and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation
    8 to 15 July 1943
    Invasion of Normandy
    6 June 1944
  • Sunk by a mine the morning of 6 June 1944 off Normandy
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 27 November 1944
  • LCT-294 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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