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Sunk by a mine, 6 June 1944 off Normandy

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 Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 28 June 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
  • Launched, 9 August 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 29 August 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-332 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR. A. Hayes 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 June 1944

  • Final Disposition, sunk by a mine, 6 June 1944 off Normandy
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-332 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-332 59k LCT(5)-332 ready to be unloaded from the main deck of USS LST-382 at Portsmouth, England, circa 1943-44.
    Image from the National Archives Tape No. 68-1550.
    Bill Brinkley
    LST-382 415k LCT(5)-332 being unloaded from the main deck of USS LST-382 at Portsmouth, England, circa 1943-44.
    US Navy photo from "D-Day In Photographs by Portsmouth City Council," The History Press. ISBN 978 7524 7479 3
    Robert Hurst
    LCT-332 60k LCT(5)-332 aground and beached at Normandy, June 1944. Richard Fox, WWII LCT web site
    LCT-332 157k The hulk of LCT(5)-332 abandoned on the beach at Normandy, circa 1944. Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638

    There is no history for LCT(5)-332 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 19 January 2018