Tuesday, April 15, 2008

LST-981 in August

A few months following the Deptford gliderbomb hit the 312 & 384 - the USS LST-981 was damaged by a mine off Cherbourg - 50°45'N, 00°43'E on August 16, 1944.

"Here on the 3rd she loaded Army equipment and British troops proceeding to Area Zebra, off Isle of Wight on the 5th. On the 6th at 0035 she was en route across the English Channel to Beach King, Area Gold, Normandy, France when the LST-981, abeam and to starboard of her, struck a mine. " - U.S Coast Gaurd USS LST-176 Log
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