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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 1 June to 9 July 1943
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944|
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|650k||Coast Guard manned LCI Flotilla Four LCI's USS LCI(L)-85,
USS Warbler (ARS-11),
USS Willet (ARS-12) and the Stevedoring Barge
YS-103 moored at Trumbo Point, Key West, FL., 6-7 March 1943. The LCIs were enroute to Europe from their builder in Texas.
Wright Langley Collection. Image from Flickr courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries photo # MM00042465x.
|71k||USS LCI(L)-85 number two 20mm gun crew at anti-aircraft practice. Note the "Charlie Noble" smoke exhaust stack disassembled to give a free field of fire. Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", January 2007 issue||Ardie Hunt|
|94k||USS LCI(L)-85 along with the rest of LCI Flotillas Two and Four ready to sail from North Africa with the Third Infantry Division.||Bill Brinkley|
|71k||USS LCI(L)-85 with USS LCI(L)-229 in the foreground and USS LCI(L)-322 in the background, moored at Bizerte, Tunisia, date unknown.||Valerie Vierk for her father Herbert Nolda USS LCI(L)-85 and USS LCI(L)-92|
|73k||USS LCI(L)-93 and
USS LCI(L)-84 and
USS LCI(L)-349 moored pierside and forward of two unidentified transports at the Pig Iron Battle Fleet Site, Oran, Algeria, October 1943.
Photo by John R Smith Jr. USS LCI(L)-90.
|Robert G. Morrissey|
|32k||USS LCI(L)-85 during a practice landing at Slapton Sands, UK
USCG photo, date unknown.
|US Coast Guard Historian's Office Web Site|
|75k||From right to left:USS LCI(L)-87, USS LCI(L)-85 and USS LCI(L)-319 nested at anchor, prior to the Normandy Invasion, date and location unknown.
US Coast Guard
|146k||USS LCI(L)-496, USS LCI(L)-85, USS LCI(L)-88, USS LCI(L)-90, USS LCI(L)-92, and USS LCI(L)-491, prepare for the Invasion of Normandy while in an English port, circa 5 June 1944.
Images are from the DVD "D-Day Code Name: Overlord" with the permission of Denver Collins, Editor, Timeless Media Group, Eugene OR.
|250k||USS LCI(L)-85 USS LCI(L)-83, USS LCI(L)-492 and USS LCI(L)-89 in a British port while loading troops for D-Day (Normandy), circa 4-5 June 1944.
Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", March 2010 issue
|73k||USS LCI(L)-85 listing after hitting a mine and taking 25 German artillery hits on Omaha Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944 at Normandy.||Bill Brinkley|
|112k||USS LCI(L)-85 battered by enemy fire after approaching Omaha Beach, prepares to evacuate her troops to USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). LCI(L)-85) sank shortly after this photograph was taken. USS LCI(L)-85 was one of four Coast Guard LCI's that were destroyed on D-Day.
|US Coast Guard Historian's Office Web Site|
|146k||USS LCI(L)-85 listing after hitting a mine and taking 25 German artillery hits on Omaha Beach on "D-Day", 6 June 1944 at Normandy. She is coming alongside USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) to evacuate her crew. A short time later she capsized and sank. Note wartime censors have painted out the landing craft's number.
US National Archives photo # 26-G-06-10-44(4) a US Coast Guard photo in from the US Coast Guard collection at the US National Archives.
|Photo courtesy Elmer Carmichael BM2/c and the US Navy Historical Center|
|143k||The mortally damaged USS LCI(L)-85, her decks littered with the dead, lays alongside the attack transport USS Samuel Chase (APA-26). Her crew managed to disembark the survivors before sinking. Note how the censor scratched off the dead soldier's face. Also note binoculars atop a chart in the LCI(L)'s conning tower (upper right) and life raft (at left) with paddles secured to its side.
US Coast Guard Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Photo #: 26-G-2344
|66k||Another view of the listing and sinking USS LCI(L)-85, alongside the attack transport USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) just before she sank.
USCG photo 220-18.
|John H. Kellers GM3/c USS LCT-539|
|01||LTjg. Hendley, Coit, USCGR
Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter, the "Elsie Item", June 2019.
|26 January 1943 - ?|
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