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Re: Navy boot camp
Posted by Al Burnham on July 10, 2008, 3:45 pm, in reply to "Re: Navy boot camp"
The LST's were the bigger ships that were run up on the shore during invasions and troops, tanks and etc. were unloaded by letting the front end down. One of my brothers served on the LST 247 in the Pacific. It was in on many invasions. I have a picture of his ship at Iwo Jima during the invasion and its just below the first flag that the marines raised at Iwo.
Before I went in the Navy I quit school. Left Maine and went to work at the Boston Navy Yard working on Destroyers and Destroyer Escorts until I was old enough to join the Navy. The DE I think stands for Destroyer Escorts. It was a smaller ship then the Destoyer but faster. It was a great sub killer. Mike I'm sure old salts out there can add to or correct this as many A.G.s were transferred to these ships and were in high demand by the fleet. Al