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Lost to enemy action, 10 December 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1075


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 10 December 1944) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Individual Awards

Purple Heart (14-KIA, 10 December 1944)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 18 February 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 19 April 1944
  • Delivered, 21 April 1944, ENS. James McCormick, USNR Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT-1075 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater;
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Six departed Hollandia, New Guinea, 3 December 1944 aboard USS White Marsh (LSD-8) as a member of Task Unit 76.4.10
  • Launched from White Marsh, 9 December 1944, at San Pedro Bay, P.I. to prepare for the Luzon operation.
  • Hit and sunk by Japanese kamikaze attack at Tarragona Beach, Leyte, P.I., 10 December 1944, with loss of entire crew
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1"
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7kts
    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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-1075 64k Broadside view of LCT-1075 underway during trials off Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA., 20 April 1944.
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    Darryl Baker
    LCT-1075 44k Hulk of LCT-1075 washed up on the beach at San Pedro Bay, P.I., circa 1946 Submitted by John S. DeNoma, obtained from Mary Lou Maxwell Ornellas, younger sister of Ens. Maxwell XO LCT-1075
    LCT-1075 24k Hulk of LCT-1075 washed up on the beach at San Pedro Bay, P.I., circa 1946 Submitted by John S. DeNoma, obtained from Mary Lou Maxwell Ornellas, younger sister of Ens. Maxwell XO LCT-1075
    LCT-1075 55k Hulk of LCT-1075 washed up on the beach at San Pedro Bay, P.I., circa 1946 Submitted by John S. DeNoma, obtained from Mary Lou Maxwell Ornellas, younger sister of Ens. Maxwell XO LCT-1075
    LCT-1075 56k Hulk of LCT-1075 washed up on the beach at San Pedro Bay, P.I., circa 1946 Submitted by John S. DeNoma, obtained from Mary Lou Maxwell Ornellas, younger sister of Ens. Maxwell XO LCT-1075

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1075 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
    Excerpt from LCT Group 66 War Diary Entry for 10-11 December 1944
    ENS. Darrell Ingram Maxwell, USNR, Executive Officer LCT-1075
    (Missing in Action or Buried At Sea, 10 December 1944. Taken from the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.)

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