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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944|
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|243k||Scale model of LCT-539 by Benefit Coquet.||Philippe Gonzales|
|78k||LCT-539 moored with US Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One 83 foot cutters CGC-13 and CGC-25, probably at Poole, England, circa 1944.||Philippe Gonzales|
|152k||LCT-539 loading diagram for D-Day, 6 June 1944||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|38k||Easy Red Omaha (note the large "E" marker in the background). This was LCT-539's intended landing area on D-Day 6 June 1944||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|117k||Diagram showing trajectory of German artillery shells that struck LCT-539 on D-Day, off Easy Red, Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|36k||88mm shell hole in OIC quarters. This was one of the German shells that struck LCT-539 at Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944.||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|86k||Two German soldiers (16 year old boys) taken prisoner at Normandy, 6 June 1944. They were being transported to USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) by LCT-539 to have their wounds treated.||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|80k||LCT-539 Normandy crew. Back row; left to right, Howard Ledford, Kentucky, Thomas Menge, New Jersey, Chester Rutkowski, Pennsylvania, Merkele, Harry Kellers, Long Island, NY, Millard Sipes, Pennsylvania, Robert Paul, Iowa, unknown, Charles Lamphere, Rhode Island, Vito Sapienza, New Jersey. Front Row; left to right, Richard Rung, Buffalo, NY, Reginald White, Washington, DC, Joseph Panlone, New Jersey, Louis Patella, New Jersey, Hanson West, Kentucky, Ira Tiller, Florida, Harry Green, New York||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|146k||LCT-539's Officer in Charge at Normandy, Linwood Rideout.||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|55k||LCT-539 Pacific crew. Back row; left to right, Wren, Nelson, Denman, Daniel, Rutkowski. Front Row, Hill, Derryberry, Lamphere, Sapienza, Cox, West. Missing, Larry Bondi -Skipper, John H. Kellers, Jim Loar, Richard Rung||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|59k||LCT-539 Pacific crew. Photo taken in the Philippines. Back row; left to right, Derryberry, Loar, Rutkowski, Rung, Daniel, West. Front Row, Hill, Cox, Wren, Nelson, Denman, L. Bondi (Skipper). Missing, Kellers, Lamphere, Sapienza||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|64k||USS LST-309 with LCT-539 loaded on her main deck, at Pearl Harbor, 1945||John H. Kellers GM3/c LCT-539|
|69k||LCT-539 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-309 at Saipan, December 1945||John H. Kellers GM3/c USS LCT-539|
|71k||LCT-539 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-309 at Saipan, December 1945||John H. Kellers GM3/c USS LCT-539|
|75k||LCU-539 crew members raising UDT two-man mini-sub to the deck of LCU-539 at Naval Research Center, Point Loma , San Diego, CA., circa July 1967.||Al Cataneo EN3 LCU-539|
|38k||LCU-539 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|371k||LCU-539 landing Marines and their equipment on Iwo Jima during maneuvers , circa 1954-55.
US Navy photo from "Our Navy" magazine, 15 September 1955 issue.
|Louis Murray BM3 LCU-1485|
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