LST-764 unloading on an Iwo Jima beach, circa late Feb 1945

Caption   LST-764 unloading on an Iwo Jima beach, circa late Feb 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 104199
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Photos on Same Day 28 Feb 1945
Photos at Same Place Iwo Jima, Japan
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Jan 2007

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
23 Dec 2007 06:12:24 AM

LST-764 (Lt.R. F. Nichols, USCGR) transported the 14th Artillery, 4th Marine Division to Iwo Jima.
2. J. M. Cronin says:
9 Jun 2009 06:41:13 PM

My Father was a crew member of LST 764 (a plank owner), he was a Motor Machinist who also was a boat crew member of one of the two LCVP's (Higggins Boat)that this LST carried and went in with the invasion waves prior to the LST beachings. He remained a crew member for the entire service life of LST 764 right up to when it was moored in Lake Charles Louisiana. He passed June 9th, 2009.
3. Don Lovett says:
10 Jun 2009 11:56:14 AM

Mr. Cronin, my deepest condolences! My dad, Joe Lovett, was also a crew member. Worked in the office, radio and radar operator, 20 mm gun captain. I think he went into the Coast Guard to escape the war ... and they put him right in the middle of it. They were a wonderful breed of boys who quickly became men. My dad went almost directly from an Illinois farm to something that I can't even imagine. I suspect they are having a reunion right now.
4. James R Lusko says:
30 Nov 2009 06:50:24 PM

Mr.Cronin & Mr Lovette, My father Joseph "RED" Lusko served with both your fathers onboard the LST 764. We lost him in 1987 at a young age of 62. He went out the same way he came in a very Strong and Proud Man! He spoke fondly of his time onboard ship. Mr. Cronin....This is your Dads message to my father, read from his Coast Guard Diary. I quote "Maybe now for a change you'll stop giving me a hard time"draftee" John Cronin. Great to find this site. Please reply back..... we are related in a different kind of way...All sons and daughters from the Men of the LST 764!
5. James R Lusko says:
30 Nov 2009 07:39:34 PM

Mr.Lovette, I have a message from your Dad. This is to my Dad from your Dad! To the Best wing airplane recognition expert. Joseph Lovette
6. JRLusko says:
9 Dec 2009 07:25:00 AM


For you, We'll conquer every foe
And Knock that Island from the Sunsets Glow
With clean cut boys and clean round gun bore,
With Who?
Why with the LST 764!
We'll bring in tanks, and food, and more
And show our might, right to the shore
to surpass that Japenese score,
With Who ? Why with the LST 764!

To You Dad......I am Proud to be your Son,

I Love Ya and I Miss Ya!

7. Don Lovett says:
26 Apr 2010 02:09:03 PM

Mr. Lusko,
Thanks so much for sharing that with us! I believe my brother has my dad's diary. If so, I will try to see if I can find additional comments that might be worthy of publishing.
8. Donna Whalen says:
21 Apr 2011 05:08:56 PM

I read all your comments. My 88 year old father-in-law is the President of the Long Island Amphibs, and a director on the NY Amphibs. He meets with crew members at least 4 times a year at various places and prints 2 newsletters, The Rusty Bucket and the Soundings. Contact me at donna826@localnet for more info...Put in subject line 764. Look forward to hearing from you.
9. Penny LeGate says:
12 Aug 2011 05:11:16 PM

My fateher Delbert Uhl was on the LST 764 on those fatefull days of Iwo Jima. We had his 90th birthday just a few weeks ago. He is in great health. God had blessed him with that. We do know the Whalen name. Our son Eddie LeGate has attended some of the reunions. This year was a disappointment in that no one is going. We pray for all the guys who were there that day. Contact us if you wish at
10. NMMC Docent says:
30 May 2012 06:02:17 AM

MoMM2 Eugene H. Atha was the only Coast Guardsman killed on the beaches at Iwo Jima. Can anyone provide any details about him. I am a docent at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and there is a Coast Guard emblem on our Iwo Jima wall dedicated to him.
11. Kenneth Willey says:
28 Nov 2019 11:09:46 AM

My wife dad was on this ship I would like to hear from someone that might have some details on the ship

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