US Marines burrowing in the volcanic sand on the beach of Iwo Jima, Japan, 20 Feb 1945; note LST-264 and Mount Suribachi in background
Vehicles on Iwo Jima's Red Beach, circa 25 Feb 1945; LST-884 and LST-929 in background
Aerial photograph of Iwo Jima's east landing beaches as LSTs, LSMs, and LCTs unloaded supplies, circa late Feb 1945
Destroyed American amtracs and other vehicles on beach of Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb-Mar 1945
LST-764 unloading on an Iwo Jima beach, circa late Feb 1945
LST-1041 loaded with Higgins 78-foot PT-Boats (PT-626, PT-627, PT-628, & PT-634) in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, Mar 1945. These boats were taken to Puget Sound where they were transferred to the USSR
USS LST-646 and USS LST-662 entering the floating drydock USS ABSD-6 in Apra Harbor, Guam, 29 May 1945.
African-American members of the US Army Air Forces 1909th Engineers Aviation Battalion aboard LST-683, 15 Aug 1945
US Army CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 cargo truck carrying airfield support supplies exiting USS LST-475 beached at Yokohama, Japan, 13 Sep 1945; the ship was the first LST landing in Japan after surrender
Liberty Ship IX-229 Inca/IX-227 Gamage and LST-823 aground and stripped in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, late 1940s
"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."
Thomas Dodd, late 1945
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The World War II Database is founded and managed by
C. Peter Chen of Lava Development, LLC. The goal of this
site is two fold. First, it is aiming to offer interesting
and useful information about WW2. Second, it is to showcase
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