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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 - Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 6 March 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 15 March 1944
Delivered, 13 April 1944
Placed in service, ENS. Joseph Lowery, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
During World War II LCT-1028 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) at Iwo Jima and Flotilla 29 Group 85 in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
LCT-1028 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
LCT-1028 earned one battle star for World War II service
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" ovl.
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-1028 is underway just off the invasion beach at Iwo Jima while USS LSM-202 has beached to allow Marines to unload supplies on D-Day 19 February 1945.
US Marine Corps photo from "Leatherneck" magazine.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association
There is no DANFS history for LCT-1028 available at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 13 May 2011
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