Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.
|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 15 May to 30 June 1945
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
|155k||Scene on a Gushikawa beach, shortly after a large ammunition explosion wrecked LCT-560 and damaged several other ships,
on January 2, 1946. Ships landing on beach are (from left to right):
LCT(6)LCT-785. Offshore is
USS LST-920, which had been beached between the other two LSTs at the time of the explosion.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 76149. Courtesy of Lieutenant Commander Frank L. Howard (Ret.)
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|77k||From right to left: the port side of USS LST-783 the remains of LCT(6)-1414, LCT(6)-560, LCT(6)-891 and LCT(6)-785 on the beach at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa, after the fire and explosion aboard LCT-560 on 2 January 1946. See below National Archive documents for explanation.||Joey Kelly|
|289k||Finding of Facts pertinent to the 2 January 1946 fire and explosion at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa of
US Navy document from the collections of the US National Archives.
|316k||Causality list pertinent to the 2 January 1946 fire and explosion at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa of
LCT-785 This list also includes casualties from nearby LSTs USS LST-783 and USS LST-926
US Navy letter from Commander NOB Okinawa to CINCPAC, dated 7 January 1946 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page||Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index||Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index|
|Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.|
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|