Ships Operations - Page 1
1950 - 1955
Japan & Korea
This is a Marine LVT coming alongside after being launched from the
open bow of the ship. They would form a circle on the starboard side
until all were launched and then form the wave for the assault landing.
Disembarking troops, in full battle dress. Best I remember, this was
the real thing. Getting ready for an assault landing at Inchon Korea.
More Disembarking troops looks like the water is a little rough.
Same landing as picture above.
Loading vehicles I don't know exactly where we were when this was taken.
Sasebo or Inchon or in Japan somewhere.
Loading vehicles Same location as above.
Turning into the channel leading to
Going into Yokosuka, Japan
Look close and you can see that it is the "1090" next to the pier with two
other LST's along side. This must have been taken in Yokosuka Japan.
Here we go approaching a quay wall in Pusan, Korea either to pick
up or off load. Don't remember which. We did this so many times
Inchon, Korea Harbor
This ship was the USS Eldorado, AGC-11. It was the flagship for Rear
Admiral W. E. Moore who was Commander Amphibious Group 1 of
which we were under. Also it was the flagship for Vice Admiral T. G.
Settle, Commander Amphibious Forces Pacific Fleet who was in charge
of Operation Big Switch and Little Switch. The picture was taken from
our LCVP and we were in port in Sasebo at the time. I recognize the
mate going on liberty but cannot remember the name. By the way,
this ship was built by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. in Wilmington,
N. C. in 1943. Now you know why I had so much interest in it.
The LSM-268 It was taken as she came along our side somewhere
in the Pacific. We strung a high line to her and transferred mail or
movies while underway. Do not remember the year.