LST-4 off the beaches of Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943. Note the LCVPs suspended from her davits and note the LCVPs peculiar spoonbill bow that was so instrumental to the boats success.

Caption   LST-4 off the beaches of Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943. Note the LCVPs suspended from her davits and note the LCVPs peculiar spoonbill bow that was so instrumental to the boats success. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-74826
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Aug 2016

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WW2-Era Place Name Gela, Sicily, Italy
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