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 COMBINED OPERATIONS

WW2 land, sea and air forces of the Allied Nations planning, training and working together as a unified force on amphibious raids and landings against the enemy.


Landing Craft Crew List

We aim to gather together information on WW2 landing craft crew members from existing websites, annotated photographs, official records and any other plausible sources. If you possess any material likely to be of interest, or know where information on landing craft crews is available, please let us know using this link. All information, no matter how small, will be gratefully received. The craft are listed in alphabetical order and then by the pennant number. The source of the information appears last.

Abbreviations Used [Assume HM craft unless otherwise stated.]

LCA - Landing Craft Assault; LCF - Landing Craft Flak; LCI(L) - Landing Craft Infantry (Large);  LCI (S) - Landing Craft Infantry (Small); LCS(M) - Landing Craft Support (Medium); LCQ - Landing Craft Administration; LCT - Landing Craft Tank; LCV(P) - Landing Craft Vehicle (Personnel),  LCT (R) -Landing Craft Tank (Rocket);  LST - Landing Ship Tank;

557 LCA Flotilla; Sidney Styles; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCA 589 (RM); Fred Temple; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCA 1026; Don Murray; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCF 1; 17/08/44; The Wreck Website; More...


LCF 15; 17/06/44; The Wreck Website; More...


LCF 20; From Iain Foreman who purchased a sailor's service book off EBay. More...

 

 


LCI(L) 113; 1942/43

From Sandra Ward whose father served on LCI(L) 113. The photo shows the crew of LCI(L) 113 in Hingham (Boston), Massachusetts. The photo is very battered, but her dad helpfully listed the crew names on the reverse! They are: Arnell, Blackwell, Taylor, Muir (?), Garland, Doherty, McGinnes, Ashdown, Ward, Young, Perkins, Miles, Aston and Oliver(?). More...


LCI(L) 375; 1944; Alf White (Corby), George Eady (Boston) on D Day. Roger Ward & Benny Wallace at an earlier time. From correspondence exchanged amongst LCI(L) 375 crew members following the 'D-Day 50' Commemorations in Portsmouth 1994.


 


LCI(S) 519; Rupert Curtis; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCQ 390; Peter Bailey; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth. Since LCA was already taken these Landing Craft Administration were allocated the Q designation. These craft operated in the Far East post D Day.


LCS(M)s 78, 109 and 112; June 1944; Testimony of Marine HR (Lofty) Whitting. The crew of ONE of the Landing Craft Support (Medium) craft [LCS(M)s] opposite comprised officer, Lt Richard Hill, Corporal Powell, Coxswain Andrews, Stoker Rowbotham, Marine Martin in charge of the CSA Smoke-Laying equipment, Gun Loader Jock Smith, Signalman Crispen, Smoke Mortar men Green and Howe and finally, Lewis gunners Pugh and Marine HR ‘Lofty’ Whitting - 11 in total. Corporal Powell manned the twin 0.5 inch Lewis gun in the Boulton Turret. https://www.combinedops.com/524%20LCA.htm


LCS(M) 101; George Lancaster; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


 LCT 119; Jonny Johnson; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 709; Bill Thwaites; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 731; Hugh Wallace; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 903; Frank Howard; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 940; John Baker; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 964; Ray Tyson; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 979; Phillips Winkley; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 1092; Leading Seaman (Coxswain) Reginald Hiscox D/JX 368724. Coxswain from Nov 1943, when he joined the craft in Alloa, until it was disabled by a mine in June 1944 (after D Day). The Captain's surname was Wigley, RNVR. Mike Hiscox (Son).


LCT 1097; Eric Fitzgerald; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2011; Bill Denning; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2130; John Ellis, Leslie Fowler; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2337; Edward Mills; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 7006; Frank Fawcett; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


 LCT 7064; Arthur-Lon Pullen; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


 LCT 7086; James Timlin; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT(A) 2052; Samuel Currie; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT(R) 438; Roger Ward; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCV(P) 25 (USN); Paul Kilburn; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


 LST 9; Jack Daniels; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


 LST 303; Albert Dyason; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


 LST 535; Ernest Wheeler; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.



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