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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1029


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

Individual Awards

Purple Hearts for crew members KIA and WIA, 2 March 1945, at Iwo Jima

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, in March 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, in March 1944
  • Delivered, in April 1944
  • Placed in service, ENS. Robert Lichty, Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT-1029 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 2 March 1945
  • LCT-1029 was driven ashore onto wreckage on the beach at Iwo Jima and holed in her engine room, 2 March 1945
  • Final Disposition, abandoned at Iwo Jima
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-1029 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 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    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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    LSM-242 121k Aerial view of the Iwo Jima beachhead, circa February 1945. Ships that can be identified include;
    USS LST-715,
    USS LST-790,
    USS LST-724,
    USS LST-224,
    USS LST-784 and
    USS LST-779.
    LSM's include;
    USS LSM-242,
    USS LSM-140,
    USS LSM-47, and
    USS LSM-43.
    LCTs include;
    LCT-892, and
    LCT-1029.
    The one lone LCI that is identifiable is USS LCI(L)-1077.
    USMC photo # 110582
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1029 at Navsource.
    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

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    Last Updated 4 February 2011