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Loading LST on D-Day

Loading an LST on D-Day
Description: Painting, Gouache on Board; by Alexander Russo; 1944; Framed Dimensions 25H X 30W
Accession #: 88-198-I
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In a port somewhere in England, cranes swing combat vehicles and supplies aboard an LST (Landing Ship, Tank) for transport to the D-Day beachhead.  Combat-loading a ship was a job for a highly-trained specialist, since every inch of shipboard cargo space had to be efficiently used, and items that were needed first had to be loaded last.  In this scene, combat-loaded trucks are shown entering the LST’s cargo deck through its open bow doors.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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