A United States Navy LST ferrying a US Army field hospital unit toward Omaha Beach, Normandie, France, 6 Jun 1944.

Caption   A United States Navy LST ferrying a US Army field hospital unit toward Omaha Beach, Normandie, France, 6 Jun 1944. ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 6 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place English Channel, Atlantic Ocean
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 27 Jan 2019

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1. LDMathews says:
18 Feb 2021 01:25:00 AM

I question that this is LCT-535. LCT stands for Landing Craft, Tank. My Dad was with the 743rd Tank Battalion. Twenty tankers and four tanks from Charlie Company, 743rd Tank Battalion landed on Dog White and Easy Green, Omaha Beach on D-Day. They were aboard LCT-535. I don't see any tanks on this LCT and I'm curious about why a field hospital unit would be on a LCT.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Feb 2021 12:17:29 PM

LDMathews (above):
I think you are right. The photo shows four trucks abreast and several trucks deep on these decks and no LCT could accommodate that. This ship is almost certainly an LST rather than an LCT. Further, I am doubtful this shows LST-535 either. On 6 Jun 1944 LST-535 crossed the English Channel in a gale wherein one tank destroyer broke loose and killed a man. This photo does not show a gale and it would surprise me that one LST would have medical personnel on deck with tank destroyers in the hold. Besides being an odd blend of resources, given the markings seen in the photo, carrying offensive weapons may have been a violation of the Geneva Convention.

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