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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 for 6 June 1944, Normandy Landings) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Purple Hearts (8 WIA including Dominic Fiore, EM3/c and 1 KIA, 6 June 1944)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 5 December 1943, Darby Products and Steel Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 21 January 1944
Delivered 31 January 1944
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. Joseph Alexander USNR OFFICER in charge
During World War II LCT(6)-856 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Twenty-six LCDR William Leideand and
participated in the following campaign:
Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-856 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6) was assigned to:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Date
|Invasion of Normandy, Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E.D. Gasson, USNR
LCT Group Eighty-Five, LT. G.S. Rehfield, USNR
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
LCT(6)-856 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
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(6)-856 abandoned on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944.
||Chris Miller for his father George Robert Miller SM2/c LCT(5)-293
There is no history for LCT(6)-856 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Kansas City Launches LCTs for War
My Longest Day by ENS. Joseph Alexander
Last Updated 1 February 2019
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