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Lost to enemy action in 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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 11 September 1942, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp. Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 10 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 11 November 1942
During World War II LCT-305 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas 18, Group 53, LCDR. A. Hayes, in command and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Final Disposition, destroyed during the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1945
LCT-305 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944
Transported 2nd Platoon, D Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Meday
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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||LCT-305 and USS LCI(L)-320 training for the Normandy invasion at Slapton Sands, near Dartmouth, England, date unknown.
Official US Coast Guard photo.
||LCT-305 on the beach at Normandy with her back broken, date unknown.
||Eugene Coughenour SM/1c USNR V6, USS LST-7
There is no DANFS history available for LCT-305 at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 16 April 2010
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