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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060


Papers of Lieutenant
Langan W. Swent,
1941-1944


Scope and Content Note

Lieutenant Langan Swent served in naval amphibious forces in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II. He was initially officer-in-charge of an LCT (Landing Craft Tank) and later commanded of a flotilla of LCTs. Swent participated in the initial landings in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, and Southern France and in beachhead supply operations subsequent to each of the initial landings. The collection includes official correspondence and a copy of a "Personal Diary of Langan W. Swent, January 1, 1943 through 25 September 1944." The diary includes a biography covering the period 1916 to 1992.


Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Langan W. Swent, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


Extent

1 cubic foot


3 July 2003