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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 28 October 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
Launched, delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942, LT. George A. Braun, Jr. Officer-in-Charge
Circa July 1944 relieved by LTjg. John C. Emison Jr.
During World War II LCT-356 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 3 (Aleutians) and LCT Flotilla 13 Group 37 Division 73 (Marianas Islands) and participated in the following campaigns:
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Attu occupation, 11 May to 2 June 1943
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
Placed out of service, (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, towed to sea and sunk (date unknown)
LCT-356 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 5 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||Water color of LCT-356 beached, date and place unknown. Note Lt. George A. Braun, Jr, the first OinC of LCT-356 standing on the port bow.
||John C. Emison Jr. OinC LCT 356 and LCT 967
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-356 at NavSource
View the History of LCT-356 by John C. Emison Jr.
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 12 October 2007
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|