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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 (3) (Terragona, Leyte Gulf, 10 December 1944 - Lingayen Gulf, 4 to 14 January 1945 - Manila Bay-Bicol 15 to 17 February 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 11 February 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 11 April 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 12 April 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1071 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Six, (flagship) LT. E. L. Huie and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 4 December 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-1071 earned three battle stars 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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-1071 232k LCT(6)-1071, LCT(6)-1074 and LCT(6)-1292 and other LCTs moored at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 20 May 1944. This is a cropped image from a photo of USS Pensacola(CA-24) departing Mare Island, 20 May 1944. Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCT-1071 242k LCT(6)-1071 loaded with cargo, date and location unknown. Note the nickname "Little Joe" Kati Herrington-Burwinkel ENS. Joseph S. Herrington OinC LCT(6)-1071
    LCT-1071 155k LCT(6)-1071 20mm gunnery practice, date and location unknown. Kati Herrington-Burwinkel ENS. Joseph S. Herrington OinC LCT(6)-1071
    LCT-1071 809k Linoleum block print of LCT(6)-1071 created by ENS. Gerald H. Rickels, dated 16 September 1944. Nicknaming the LCT "Little Joe". Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCT-1073 28k Task Unit 76.4.10 LCTs, 10 December 1944, approaching Dulag, Leyte Island, P.I. Task Unit 76.4.10 consisting of;
    Task Unit 76.4.10 departed Hollandia, 3 December 1944 and launched from LSD's in San Pedro Bay, 9 December 1944 to deliver companies of the US Army's 542 Engineers, Boat and Shore Regiment.
    Photo taken by Bernard L. DeNoma (signalman) LCT-725 and submitted by John S. DeNoma
    LCT-1071 483k ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071(6) with two un-named crew members holding pies, date and location unknown. Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCI(L)-680 241k USS LCT(6)-1071 crew list. Tom Rickels for his father Gerald H. Rickels
    LCT-1071 98k LCT(6)-1071 crew photo, date and location unknown:
    Back row, standing, Left to Right; Brooke Franklin Phillips - (EM) Electrician's Mate, Thomas George Doss - Seaman first class, George James Mullin - Cook, Ensign Joseph S. Herrington, Officer in Charge, Toy Frank Hooper - Quartermaster;
    Middle row, kneeling, Left to Right; Donald James Hamilton- Electrician's Mate, Lawrence Henry Sharp - Cook
    Front row, seated, Left to Right; John Rak - Motor Machinist, Raymond Lee Thurston - Motor Machinist, William Edward Landry - Motor Machinist, Charles Jefferson Ross - Coxswain
    Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCT-1071 72k LCT(6)-1071 crew photos probably in the Philippines, date unknown. From left to right in the surf; Charles Jefferson Ross, William Edward Landry, John Rak, and Arthur Doane Chaddock . Individual photo is of Chaddock. Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCT-1071 182k

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-1071 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Officers in Charge
    01ENS. Herrington, Joseph S., USNR 12 April 1944 - 7 October 1945
    02ENS. Rickels, Gerald H., USNR7 October 1945 - 9 January 1946

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - December 1944
    Anti-Aircraft Action by Surface Ships
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 Action Report - Bataan - Corregidor Operation
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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