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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
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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 2 March 1945
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
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
Last Updated 4 February 2011
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