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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-642


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 28 December 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 23 January 1944
  • Delivered, 26 January 1944, ENS. Greenfield USNR officer in charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-642 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 24 June 1944 as part of Task Group 124.5

  • Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-642 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater coming under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Forty-One;
    LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-One, LTjg. G.E. Timson Jr.
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-642 was reassigned to to Occupation service in the Far East from 3 February to 24 March 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-642 earned one battle star 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
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-642 45k LCT(6)-642 docked somewhere in England, date unknown. Still photo from US National Archives film. Bill Brinkley
    LCT-642 53k LCT(6)-642 taking on troops from a transport at Normandy, date unknown. Ralph Ambrosio for his father Louis Ambrosio BM2/c LCT-642
    LCT-637 164k LCT(6)-642 (left) and LCT-637 (right) at Omaha Beach, having crated cargo unloaded by a portable crane, date unknown. Submitted by John N. Wolslegel, courtesy Kenneth J. Waters
    LCT-642 47k LCT(6)-642 beached at Normandy while taking on fuel and painting the hull, date unknown. Ralph Ambrosio for his father Louis Ambrosio BM2/c LCT-642
    LCT-642 76k LCT(6)-642 crew, July 1944. "Left to Right: Greenfield (skipper), Swayer, Zurowski, Abband (Blackie) Ward, Fabrizzio (Smoked Irish), Madden (Executive Officer), Martin (Rebel) Scorola, Cannizzaro (Cookie), Sunday, Oclslager, Kostelnick and Trainer (Poppy)." Ralph Ambrosio for his father Louis Ambrosio BM2/c LCT-642
    LCT-642 120k LCT(6)-642 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-920 for transit to Norfolk, VA. LCT-642 was loaded aboard USS LST-920 at Plymouth, England, 14 December 1944 and transported to Norfolk, VA. She was off loaded sometime between 13 January and 22 February 1945. John Ross for his step-father Raymond Willis SF1/c USS LST-920
    LST-920 120k USS LST-920 with LCT(6)-642 loaded on her main deck. LCT(6)-642 was loaded aboard LST-920 at Plymouth, England, 14 December 1944, and transported to Norfolk, VA. She was off loaded sometime between 13 January and 22 February 1945. John Ross for his step-father Raymond Willis SF1/c USS LST-920
    LCT-642 498k LCT(6)-642 moored pierside, date and location unknown David Moon for his father Robert Moon EM2/c LCT-642
    LST-682 214k USS LST-682 under way, date and location unknown. Note LCT-642 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-682 Allan Harden for his father Jack Murrell Harden S1/c USNR USS LST-682
    LST-682 242k USS LST-682 unloading vehicles across the beach, date and location unknown. Note that the truck and artillery piece were stored in the well deck of LCT-642 on her main deck. Allan Harden for his father Jack Murrell Harden S1/c USNR USS LST-682
    LST-682 308k
    LST-682 308k

    Crew Photo Collections
    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-642 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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