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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) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 2 August 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 14 September 1944
  • Delivered, 30 September 1944
  • Placed in service, ENS. Frank Eddy, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT-1269 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR C.P. Lewis USNR
    LCT Group Forty-Eight, LT. Robert T. Capeless, USNR at Iwo Jima and
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine LCDR. E. D. Gasson USNR
    LCT Group Eighty-Five in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
  • LCT-1269 also served at Ulithi in August 1944
  • Following World War II LCT-1269 performed occupation duty at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-1269 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946 +
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LST-792/LCT-1269 73k LCT-1269 is beached in the middle distance, with USS LST-792 beyond her. Naval personal are building a causeway over the wrecks of several landing craft, on an Iwo Jima beach. The craft being covered over include a pair of LCVPs and a LVT amphibious tractor. Note the mobile cranes at work in the vicinity.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-303923, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    LST-792 102k From left to right; USS LST-792, USS LSM-49 and LCT-1269 on the beach at Iwo Jima, circa February-March 1945. Note Mount Suribachi in the background.
    US Marine Corps photo.
    Robert Morrissey

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1269 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 5 December 2010