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Jim Null Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Columbia SD
Sadly I report that past LCI Association President John Cummer, passed away Monday, April 18, 2019. He was greatly loved by his friends and family.
Dennis Hogan Sunday, 27 March 2016 | Texas
LCI 524 in convoy to Alaska (1945)
I found a number of photos in my father's collection of a convoy of LCIs travelling to Alaska for Project (Operation) Hula--the training of Soviet naval personnel in amphibious landings.
Lisa Tancredi Thursday, 17 March 2016 | Baltimore, Maryland
Looking for LCI(L)-944
My father, Robert David Bittle, served on the LCI(L)-944 as Quartermaster 3rd Class. I welcome any information about LCI(L)-944 and have some to share.
Will Walton Tuesday, 08 March 2016 | Palmer, Alaska
A new book was just published about LCI's at Iwo Jima on 17 Feb 45. I highly recommend the "Heart of Hell" to anyone who served in amphibious forces in WWII and those of us left behind.
Gregory Hughey Monday, 22 February 2016 | San Pedro CA
Love your web site - hope to see LCI 713 in 2016.
John France Sunday, 03 January 2016 | Arizona
Steven Sanders, my father served on LCI 540
with your father. Please e mail me at LCI540@aol.com.
Britt Smith Friday, 01 January 2016 | Guthrie, Oklahoma
My father was stationed on LCI(L) 969 During the end of the war. I am doing research on his 2 ships that he was on; this one and LSM 437. I am glad I found your site.
Tim Montgomery Saturday, 26 December 2015 | SF
Searching for anyone with info on LCI 705. My dad, Roy Montgomery, was a signalman and was part of invasions of Guadalcanal and Okinawa; maybe others but I'm not sure.
Trey Orr Sunday, 20 December 2015
I recently lost my grandfather, William Orr, originally of Springfield, MA. He was a Lt. JG aboard the LCI-1011 during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. As is sadly probably commonplace, we didn't think to "interview" him about his experience during WWII until it was too late and the memories had faded into obscurity. We've been left with quite a few photographs af him and what I assume are several of his crew mates, which we'd be happy to share with other servicemen, their families, and friends. Please contact me if you or your relative served aboard the LCI-1011 along with my grandfather, I'd love to hear about your experience and anything you may remember about William "Bill" Orr.
Greg Bierck Sunday, 06 December 2015 | Lafayette, IN
My new book
A Boy, A Girl, and the LCI 75 is the title and it's about my dad's experiences during training and in the Med area during all the major landings. A bit of history on the ship, how my mom and dad met, and letters they sent back and forth. Can be purchased at www.buybooksontheweb.com or on Amazon. Delivery is unfortunately long at this time. Greg Bierck
Steven Sanders Friday, 04 December 2015 | Maryland
My father, Charles M. Sanders was on LCI 540 from 1942-1945, including the Normandy Invasion.
WILL BEAL Tuesday, 01 December 2015 | DALLAS, TEXAS
LOOKING FOR MATES ON LCI(L) 1062. 1945-6. DID MOP WORK AFTER WAR. NATIVE OF OHIO NOW IN S.DALLAS CO. TEXAS. SHE WAS AT BIKINI TEST. I AM AN ACTIVE 88.
John Woodard Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Anacortes WA & White Bird ID
My father served on/commanded LCI(L)s and a LCI(R). Invasion of Sicily and Normandy. I
am trying to learn more about his service.
Will WALTON Monday, 19 October 2015 | Palmer, Alaska
Nephew of Fred Walton, KIA on 17 Feb 45 aboard LCI(G) 449 at Iwo Jima.
joseph c. ritchotte Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | west warwick,r.i.
I served on the 874 ,would like to hear from any still around who served on this lci
Melvin Ray Greene Friday, 09 October 2015 | Minneapolis MN
Son of Ray Greene
Hi, My dad was Ensign Ray Greene on LCI 661
which served in the Pacific 1944-1945 Leyte, Palikpaten
etc. Pictures under LCI 661 at
Charles Fodge Friday, 25 September 2015 | Sikeston, Mo
LCI L -1015 WWII
Philip Madarasz Monday, 31 August 2015 | Michigan
LC (FF) 1083
My father-in-law Clifford Martin, served aboard LC-FF 1083 with Jack Moses engineering officer. Cliff would like to re-establish contact with Jack or any other crew member
Thomas Vaughn Bosson Friday, 21 August 2015
My father James D Bosson served on LCI(R) 1026 at Okinawa and throughout most of 1944-45. He spoke at great length of his experiences both good and bad. He passed a couple of years ago but in many ways felt his time in the navy and aboard the 1026 was the best time of his life.
Henry (Hank) Levine Saturday, 25 July 2015
Served aboard the USS Sargent Bay and . . .
Served aboard the USS Sargent Bay and the LCI 606L during the Pacific Campaign,1945-1946.
Robert Young Monday, 20 July 2015
I recently started researching my gran. . .
I recently started researching my grandfathers service history as he never talked about it and found he was aboard the LCI(L)448. His name was Irvin B Hochstrasser, he was a radio operator from what I have gathered. Does anyone have any info on this vessel or photos of it?
Frank W. Towers Saturday, 04 July 2015
Does anyone have a photo of: MT-40; LC. . .
Does anyone have a photo of: MT-40; LCI 166; LCI 271; LCI 277 ? These vessels took par in the Normandy D-Day invasion 6+ June1944, carrying troops of the 30th Infantry Division.Thanks
dixon hemphill Wednesday, 01 July 2015
I served aboard USS LCI 514 (G) as exe. . .
I served aboard USS LCI 514 (G) as executive officer when we were in China after WWII had ended. Our ship along with five other LCI's were turned over to the Nationalist Chinese Navy. If any of my shipmates read this message please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you
Anmoyous Tuesday, 16 June 2015
My Dad was on the LCI37 landing craft.. . .
My Dad was on the LCI37 landing craft. He would like a picture of that ship and a model of the ship. Can anyone tell me where I might find both. Thanks
Thomas Heath Thursday, 11 June 2015
I am the eldest son of Carl Heath, at . . .
I am the eldest son of Carl Heath, at 88 he is getting close to the end...I am here at his side in the hospital discussing those years long ago when he served on LCI 644...we are discussing flotilla 21 or 22... He speaks of Okinowa, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Guam, Phillipines and Mainland Japan...I am amazed at the experiences these sailors had as teens...crossing the Pacific on a small vessel, fighting for their lives and surviving...these are the heroes which I still hold in high regard... Dad is still a fighter but fading a bit each day...hats off to the veterans who served so we could grow up in the 50s in a free country!
Michael Lawson Monday, 25 May 2015
Thinking of all you veterans on Memori. . .
Thinking of all you veterans on Memorial Day weekend. God bless all of you. My father served aboard LCI(G)365 and LCI(G)439 in 1944.
roger wadkins Saturday, 23 May 2015
looking for any info on LCI G 728 in b. . .
looking for any info on LCI G 728 in black cat flotilla, my father Clifford Wadkins served on board thru carolines islands to iwo jima. please let me here from anyone who might remember his ship? thanks roger wadkins
elizabeth carberry Friday, 22 May 2015
my sister and I are looking for inform. . .
my sister and I are looking for information for any frogmen from UDT#11. The ship listed in my dad's records is LCI(FF)423. His UDT received presidential unit citation and ribbon bar and star for The Okinawa Operation, The Brunei Bay landings and The Balikpapan Operation. my dad's name was John ( Jack ) Carberry. unfortunately, he did very young in 1986. any info anyone can share would be appreciated.
Douglas Bass Jr. Monday, 20 April 2015
My Dad Douglas Bass Sr. served on the . . .
My Dad Douglas Bass Sr. served on the LCI-33 in WW2 and I do not have much info on that ship at all. I just found out what ship he was on (he died in 1976)and found it interesting because I was on the USS Simon Lake AS-33 when I was in the US NAVY from 1965-1969. I saw one picture on the LCI-33 with the crew but could not make out if Dad was in that picture. If anyone has any info on that ship or my Dad please let me know. Thanks, Doug Bass Houston TX
VERN JONES Monday, 13 April 2015
My Dad, Vern Jones NOW 87 served on LC. . .
My Dad, Vern Jones NOW 87 served on LCI 768 along with his buddies Charles Blitch and Oswald Bollella. WW2 Navy vets. I have a great photo I would love to share with the LCI group. Too bad I learned about this group too late for my dad to attend the reunion. I would love to find anyone else that knew about my dad, known as Jonesy to his friends.
Art Saturday, 28 March 2015
Dear vets, I am looking for any info, . . .
Dear vets, I am looking for any info, pics of the USS LCI-L 39. We had a family member who served on this boat during WW2. My family wants me to build a exact model of this boat it is my hobby... Thank you all... Art
Ian Thomas Thursday, 05 March 2015
This is a Facebook link that has infor. . .
This is a Facebook link that has information on LCI 12's participation on HMS Inglefields' rescue of 25 of her crew on the Anzio Landings, Feb 1944. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hmsingle field/
john p sharp Friday, 27 February 2015
My father,john w sharp,served on LCI(g. . .
My father,john w sharp,served on LCI(g)473.I would like to contact any crew members from the 473. My phone is (217)303-1400. My address is 984 Clock tower dr.,Springfield,Illinois 62711
Alan Jurgensen Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Looking for anyone who may have known . . .
Looking for anyone who may have known my father, Ensign Walter G Jurgensen, who served aboard LCI 442 from Feb. 1945 thru May 1946. Thank you Walter passed away in 2010
Thomas K Crowninshield Wednesday, 25 February 2015
M Dear Vets My father did not talk ver. . .
M Dear Vets My father did not talk very much about WWII. When I was a young man I worked for an oil research company. I spent about two years on board a converted LCI in the Bearing Sea. My Father told me he too had spent time on an LCI during WWII. He did not ilaberate. Latter in my life I joined the Navy. I spent some time in Okinawa. My father then told me he took part in the landing of Okinawa. I am proud that he and I shared these familiarities. I have recently built a free hand model of an LCI. I have no idea what my fathers ships number was. I would love to honor him and his ship mates by displaying their ship number. His name was Kenneth James Crowninshield. I was hoping that someone in your organization could help me find this information.Thank you so much for your time and thanks to all the Brave Sailors that took these amazingly versatile ships to war! Sincerely Thomas K Crowninshield
Mary Hansen Harris Thursday, 05 February 2015
My Dad served on the (LCI) (L) #69. A . . .
My Dad served on the (LCI) (L) #69. A Gunners Mate 2/c. He served in the Asiatic Pacific- Philipine theater. After the war he married Doris Helen Wedin and had 5 children. Three boys and two girls. He would often sit and tell some of the good moments he had on this boat. Talked about some of his crew mates, Kocka, Evans, Hank, Mollahan, C.P.O Sartore, just to name a few and their monkey Poontang. He died in 1993 at 70 years of age from cancer but was never sick a day that I can remember. A great father, a good friend, a dedicated husband. He is deeply missed by his children, 7 grandchildren and 14 g-grandchildren. I wanted to document his existence and declare his love of and credit to our country
Wesley Hahn Wednesday, 04 February 2015
My dad served on LCI 754 in the Pacifi. . .
My dad served on LCI 754 in the Pacific. He was there for the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He passed away in June 2006 at age 81. We do miss our WW II hero. Think about him every day. Would love for any of his shipmates to email me. We are loosing all our WW II vets and that is a shame. We are loosing the Greatest Generation. Also, my mom was truly Rosie the Rivoter as she worked at the Curtis Airplane factory in St. Louis as an inside wind riveter during the war. She passed away April 2009 at age 84. Please keep the memory of these American Heroes alive.
Craig Jampol Wednesday, 21 January 2015
My brother Steve and I recently found . . .
My brother Steve and I recently found out our father, Paul Jampol, served on LCI-530 during the invasions of Normandy and also Southern France. If you served with him please contact me. Thank you, Craig
Robert E Wright Saturday, 03 January 2015
A Happy New Year to all the members of. . .
A Happy New Year to all the members of the USS LCI National Association I hope is that you enjoy a healthy and prosperous new year as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of V-E and V-J Days and the contributions of all the LCI crew members made in this Victory over the axis Robert E Wright Jr, Secretary Treasurer USS LCI National Assn, Inc
kay miller Wednesday, 12 November 2014
My Father William Roland Miller Jr. wa. . .
My Father William Roland Miller Jr. was the captain of LCI 681 who brought all of his men back safely. Raised sailing on the Chesapeake Bay he signed his own orders to leave at the war's end when the new captain arrived. He knew Maritime Law and as a civilian who signed up only for the war's duration, he just did it. A remarkable Virginian.
Jeannie Chambers Sunday, 09 November 2014
Looking for any info regarding passage. . .
Looking for any info regarding passage stories and ship mates of Ira G. Skelton. USS LCI (L) 668 USS LST 907 My father was a Signalman. I'd like to know as much as possible. I have a couple of pictures I will share of when he was in Italy. One picture shows (last names only): Oswald, Pope, Griffin and Skelton Another photo shows: Singleton, Fox and Skelton He told me stories of picking up soldiers from Africa and how those soldiers sang (to pass the time?) and how good they sounded. My father loved the Navy
barry buss Thursday, 23 October 2014
my dad ,russell g. Buss was on the LCI. . .
my dad ,russell g. Buss was on the LCI (L) 1019.would like to know where in the pacific war he was .what island he took part in. thanks.im at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Yeager Monday, 29 September 2014
My father, Reginald Yeager, served abo. . .
My father, Reginald Yeager, served abord LCI-L 610, in the engine room most of the time. He passed away July 11, 2014. He left some notes on his Navy days, that are hard to read because his arthritis made it hard for him to wright. He was proud of his service, but not as proud as I am of him, and his service. God bless all the WW11 vetrans and especialy you (Pappy). I miss you!
Tim Novess Thursday, 11 September 2014
Looking for any info on my dads ship.L. . .
Looking for any info on my dads ship.LCI(X)784 he was a radioman first class.He passed away in Jan of 1999 and the family never got a lot of info on his ship other than the hull number and type.His name is William H. Novess RMIC any shipmates out there? any help Thank You
Phil Hendrix Saturday, 06 September 2014
Looking for any info about our father . . .
Looking for any info about our father Louis Roy Hendrix, Seaman 1st Class,or his last ship assignment and its journey in WWII - LCI(G)398 He was previously assigned to naval armed guard on 2 Liberty Ships in the Atlantic prior to 398 in Pacific.
Luci Mendoza Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Looking for a time line for the LCI 28. . .
Looking for a time line for the LCI 28 & 96. My father, Norman Molyneaux, was the skipper of the 96. Wish he had identified his pictures like Landon Miles (LCI 226) had done. Hard to separate the Australia-New Guinea-Phillipine photos. Thanks
David Gardner Sunday, 13 July 2014
I'd like to find anyone who served abo. . .
I'd like to find anyone who served aboard LCI(L)-13 from commissioning through Normandy, or anyone who knows someone who served aboard her. My father, Walter Gardner, was a Machinist's Mate on this craft, and I'd like to hear form people who knew him.
Harry Holcombe Wednesday, 25 June 2014
My father, Harry H Holcombe, Jr was a . . .
My father, Harry H Holcombe, Jr was a crew member on LCI 93 (machinist mate I think) from Africa to D-Day. He passed away in 2004. Are there any survivors of LCI 93 that recall my Dad? If so please, email me at email@example.com .
Pamela Cauthen Harvey Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Did anyone serve with my father, Willi. . .
Did anyone serve with my father, William Rolfe Cauthen on the USS LCI(L)-1017? I would like to hear from you as I am working on a book about my parents' life & would love to hear any stories you may have about him. My Dad passed away in 1997 & I still miss him enormously. Any info about him would be greatly appreciated.
John Davis Sunday, 15 June 2014
Hi. my Dad landed on Omaha Beach on D-. . .
Hi. my Dad landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day and I am trying to find out information about what he may have gone thru on the landing. My Dad passes away 15 years ago & rarely ever talked about that frightful day. He landed on Omaha Beach on either LCL-91 or LCL-92. His name was James Jim Davis. Please contact me if you have any information on either LCI(L)91 or LCI (L) 92. Thanks. John Davis email firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Morris Sunday, 08 June 2014
My dad was signalman on LCI-88, skippe. . .
My dad was signalman on LCI-88, skippered by Bunny Rigg, during the North Africa and Sicily invasions. He credited Rigg with booting him off the ship and into the officer training program at the Coast Guard Academy. I had the opportunity to meet the Danish chief aboard tall ship DANMARK under whom my dad and other USCG cadets had trained, and also met in Annapolis the widow and family of Bunny Rigg. Dad served aboard USS SHEBOYGAN (PF-57) as executive officer on convoy duty through the end of the war.
Fred Greene Sunday, 08 June 2014
I served on LCI(R)-1024 during the in. . .
I served on LCI(R)-1024 during the invasion of Okinawa in 1945, and would like to contact anyone who also served on that LCI. I'm 88 so don't wait too long. Fred Greene, ex S/1c
Heather Thursday, 29 May 2014
My grandfather Norman E. Gimpel was a . . .
My grandfather Norman E. Gimpel was a SM2 aboard the LCI(L) 607. There aren't too many pictures out there of this ship but it helped with landing troops in Mindoro and Ormoc Bay. I'm always trying to find more about where he was and what he did as I am trying to build a scrapbook of his service. I was an MA3 for five years in the Navy and if it weren't for him I probably wouldn't have joined myself. I'm glad you all are keeping these memories and traditions alive with this site. It's important to remember our heritage and our history.
Jim Fitzpatrick Saturday, 26 April 2014
I am looking for information on LC(FF). . .
I am looking for information on LC(FF)1083. My father-in-law, Jack Moses was the diesel engineer, and went ashore on Hiroshima with the old man after the bomb. Looking for any information on the ship or anyone who might have served with him. Thanks.
Kim Martin Friday, 18 April 2014
Message: Message: My dad, Charles Wind. . .
Message: Message: My dad, Charles Windle Belk, now 87 (2/20/1927), served as head cook, on LCI(l) 483, in the Pacific Thearte, Kwajalein and Marshall Islands, around 1943-1945. Dad has asked my help in learning the whereabouts of the men who served onboard with him. Anyone out there who may have information on this particular ship and its members please let me know. God Bless all those who served and those who gave their lives so that we may live free in the greatest nation on earth. Kim Belk Martin 1611 NE 47th Avenue Ocala, FL 34470 352-235-6544 updated 4/18/2014
David Moore Thursday, 17 April 2014
My Father was Lt Commander James P Moo. . .
My Father was Lt Commander James P Moore and was on the USS LCI(L) Flotilla 37. I am told he was engaged with the enemy from 30 June 1943 thru the end of the war. Is there any info someone can furnish that served with Lt Commander Moore? Thank You David Moore , son of James P Moore
Kim Martin Saturday, 12 April 2014
Message: My dad, Charles Windle Belk, . . .
Message: My dad, Charles Windle Belk, now 83, served as head cook, on LCI(l) 483, in the Pacific Thearte, Kwajalein and Marshall Islands, around 1943-1945. Dad has asked my help in learning the whereabouts of the men who served onboard with him. Anyone out there who may have information on this particular ship and its members please let me know. God Bless all those who served and those who gave their lives so that we may live free in the greatest nation on earth. Kim Belk Martin 1611 NE 47th Avenue Ocala, FL 34470 352-390-6414
Chuck Boyer Thursday, 03 April 2014
My father, Don Boyer, was skipper of L. . .
My father, Don Boyer, was skipper of LCI 797 from commissioning in New York City through the end of the war, with service in the Pacific (Ulithi, Philippines-Leyte Gulf, China Coast, Hong Kong). Would like to hear from any officers or crew from the 797.
MARION LITMAN Saturday, 29 March 2014
Served on LCI(G)407 Still hanging in t. . .
Served on LCI(G)407 Still hanging in there,Would like to hear from any one that would care to respond. Best of health to all and God Bless, Your friend and fellow shipmate, M.F. LITMAN SIGNALMAN.
Don Wood Monday, 17 March 2014
Happened to visit the Elderwood nursin. . .
Happened to visit the Elderwood nursing home in Lancaster NY to visit Rich Staszak. Rich served in the US Navy aboard the USS LCI 362 ship. Rich was semi consciences when I meet with him. For over forty minutes he was in and out of a deep sleep. I spoke to Rich but he was too weak to communicate w/ me. Just prior to leaving his room I viewed a photo of Rich and his fellow shipmates taken aboard the LCI back in 1944. Location, unknown. When I showed rich the photo, his eyes open and he tried to tell me about the men in the photo and which photo showed his location in the picture. Dick was able to point and indicate to me his smiling face. It was a marvelous experience form to be in his presence and honor him and the years he served in WWII. I just stumbled upon this website searching for history of Rich's ship. Thank you for this website. Hopefully, youth of today will appreciate the dedication and commitment so many servicemen paid for their liberty and freedom. Good luck and God Bless Rich and America.
Fred Street Thursday, 06 March 2014
Looking for information about LCI(L) 9. . .
Looking for information about LCI(L) 986
Danny Siddens Saturday, 01 March 2014
My father Francis Benton Siddens serve. . .
My father Francis Benton Siddens served aboard LCI (G) 475 during WWII. He mentioned different invasions during the Philippine and Okinawa Campaigns. I understand that few of the WWII Amphib Navy are still alive: my father died April 2004. He rarely talked of his participation in these campaigns. My sister and I would like to learn more detailed descriptions of his time during these operations. It is our sincere hope that a veteran aboard his ship or in these operations could provide specific details of actions during this time. Thank You D. Siddens
Richard Lovell Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Looking for Jim Ransom from 2009 reuni. . .
Looking for Jim Ransom from 2009 reunion. Would like to use some of his flickr photos for LCI 713 'ports of call' album on Facebook. email@example.com
rick goins Sunday, 16 February 2014
I recently viewed film footage of men . . .
I recently viewed film footage of men aboard an LSI as it was bombarding Okinawa. One of the men had either a letter J or a fishhook emblazoned on the front of his helmet and back of his Mae West. Anyone know of the meaning of these symbols? Rick
Steve DeViney Saturday, 15 February 2014
In the Memorial page there is mention . . .
In the Memorial page there is mention of Pharmacist Mate 1st class Willard Helvey who was mortally wounded on Feb. 17, 1945 and who subsequently died a day later. My father, Radioman 3rd Class Robert D. DeViney, Sr. was the individual who along with Willard led some of the crew in a short service of singing and prayer as they headed into action. As a footnote, in 2009 I was able to track down Willard Helvey's family in Texas. His 2 older sisters and brother were still alive and I was subsequently able to arrange a phone call with them. That led to a phone call with my dad. Although 64 years after their brother had died, it was great to be able to connect my dad to them, if even just for a phone call. A month later I received a call from Gerry Holland, son of GM1c Earl Holland. It was Earl Holland who Willard Helvey was caring for when he was mortally wounded. I was pleased to learn that GM1C Earl Holland survived. He endured 3 years of care in a hospital before returning home to his family. I was also happy to let him know that Willard Helvey's brother and 2 sisters were still alive and that we had been able to tell them of the connection between Willard and my father. My dad is still alive and will be moving to an assisted living facility in La Grande, OR on March 1, 2014. Although Willard Helvey never got to enter the ministry, my dad did serving as a missionary to Japan (1958-1963) and then as pastor of churches in Washington State until retiring in 1994. My dad looks forward to the day that he and Willard will be reunited in heaven as they both were strong believers in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Respectfully, on behalf of my dad RM3C Robert D. DeViney and his 4 sons: Robert Jr (Vancouver, WA); Mark (La Grande, OR), Lance (Augusta, GA) and myself Steve (Arvada, CO).
Welles Fendrich Monday, 27 January 2014
I served on LCI(L)1067 in 1946-1947 in. . .
I served on LCI(L)1067 in 1946-1947 in the Pacific. We operated out of Guam as a supply ship. Looking for confirmation that the engine room was extremely noisy. I believe it may have caused the tinnitus that now plagues me. Any comments as to whether this might have caused the problem because of the noisy engine room?
w. harding Tuesday, 21 January 2014
This is to inform the lci vets that an. . .
This is to inform the lci vets that another hero has gone to be with his father in heaven. My best friend, my hero, my dad, FLOYD HARDING LCI 30. Rest in peace dad.
Darlene Heber Sunday, 12 January 2014
I ran across this website while I was . . .
I ran across this website while I was helping my son gather information about the LCI. I want to sincerely thank the people who created this website and maintain it. It has been a pleasure and honor to read all the information. The reason my son chose to do a project about the LCI was because his grandfather (my Dad) James C Fleming served on the LCI 77. JC Fleming enjoyed attending the reunion and did so until his Alzheimer's Disease took over. It is with a heavy heart that I inform the association that JC Fleming passed last year on 4/13/13 at the age of 87 and is buried at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Maryland. He was extremely proud to have served in the Navy and wore is LCI hat all the time. I wish I would have found this website sooner because I believe it would have brought him much joy to look at it. Please keep up the fabulous work! With warmest regards, Darlene Heber
Russell C Walker Wednesday, 08 January 2014
LCI (L)L 996: I have a scanned copy of. . .
LCI (L)L 996: I have a scanned copy of the entire 22 month narrative by the boat's Doc from her commissioning in Corpus Christie, her trip through the Canal, sea trials and voyage through the Pacific Isles, Okinawa and Japan along with pictures. Be glad to forward to anyone interested. Also has the entire ship's company list as well as those who came and went during her time on duty. Lot's of photos too. Hal Bleyl and Gordon Smith have seen them. The originals are at the U.S. Navy Museum in Washington, DC.
Kathleen Smith Tuesday, 07 January 2014
I am looking for any information on th. . .
I am looking for any information on the USS LCI (L) 396. My father, Richard T. Burke served aboard this boat during WW II. He recently passed away, and I would like to learn about his time in the navy. Thank you to anyone who can help.
Debby Van Campen Friday, 03 January 2014
My Grandfather Nunzio Joseph Edward Vi. . .
My Grandfather Nunzio Joseph Edward Viviano was on the LCI 763 june 1944 the day it was commissioned, I was looking for anyone who may have been on the 763. I have shared Photos of the commissioning with navsource . I attended the LSM/LCI joint reunion in Nashville a few years ago and shared my photos . But again I was just wondering if there was anyone who may have been on it that could share some memorable moments.. Thank You
des johnson Saturday, 28 December 2013
Just checking the site. Thanks to all . . .
Just checking the site. Thanks to all who are working on LCI in Portland. Can anyone explain the prevous entry.
Ralph Vaccari Monday, 09 December 2013
My father served on the LCI 510 as Chi. . .
My father served on the LCI 510 as Chief Motor Machinist Mate and his ship made several landings on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He was extremely proud of his service and the ship's performance during the invasion. He passed away in May, 2009. I am seeking information on his ship's involvement in pre-invasion training exercises on Slapton Sands, Devon England. Thank you very much
Ralph Vaccari Monday, 09 December 2013
I forgot to mention that my father's n. . .
I forgot to mention that my father's name was Ralph Gus Vaccari, CMMM- LCI 510. thank you
Gary McCloud Saturday, 07 December 2013
Hello, a very good late friend of mine. . .
Hello, a very good late friend of mine served on the LCI(L)74 in New Guinea and I know at least through the campaign at Biak. His name was Richard Meeks. If anyone out there served with him or has any information about LCI(L)74,please contact me.
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I have loaded your website in 3 differ. . .
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Leah Sunday, 17 November 2013
My stepdad Lt. Robert Kerns was 2nd in. . .
My stepdad Lt. Robert Kerns was 2nd in command on the LCI 47. He is still living healthy at 91 years old in Puyallup WA.
Leah Sunday, 17 November 2013
My stepdad Lt. Robert Kerns was 2nd in. . .
My stepdad Lt. Robert Kerns was 2nd in command on the LCI 47. He is still living healthy at 91 years old in Puyallup WA.
Leah Sunday, 17 November 2013
My stepdad Lt. Robert Kerns was 2nd in. . .
My stepdad Lt. Robert Kerns was 2nd in command on the LCI 47 World War II serving in the Mediterranean. He is still living healthy at 91 years old in Puyallup WA. Please contact me if you know of anyone that served with him.
John Hood Tuesday, 29 October 2013
My father, Ens. Robert M Hood, served . . .
My father, Ens. Robert M Hood, served on LCI(R)-1026, I believe, as Executive Office and later as Commanding Officer for its decommissioning. I'm just starting to do research on the 1026 now that I'm retired. I'm heading to the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War next month. He died in 1998 and never talk of his experiences; it was just something he did, but the Navy tradition carried on with me though I was in Rickover's Navy.
John Stout Monday, 21 October 2013
My father-in-law, John F Schereschewsk. . .
My father-in-law, John F Schereschewsky, was the commander of LCI (L), 415 on June 6, 1944.Recently, my wife, Lisa Schereschewsky, and I took a trip to Cornwall, England and visited 3 or for harbors/estuaries from which landing craft departed. We have probably 100 letters he wrote prior to the invasion, but for security reasons his departure location was never identified. Because he called on and visited w/ Daphne duMaurier twice, we think he may have been based in Fowey. Any help you can give us will be welcomed. We also believe he was awarded a Bronze Star for his success in landing all his 200 troops safely in the second wave on June 6. Thank you in advance, John Stout
Capt. Bernard d. Dunn, SC, USN, RET Tuesday, 15 October 2013
This is to inform the Association that. . .
This is to inform the Association that my brother Gerard M. Dunn who was Commanding Officer of LCI(g) (406) in the Pacific during WWII passed away on 9 October 2013 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, Rhode Island. He was 91.
jerome wills Thursday, 12 September 2013
All personal of LCI's 429 and 517. My . . .
All personal of LCI's 429 and 517. My name is Jerome Wills RDM3C. Would like to renew acquaintance and exchange information
Bryan Bonfiglio Tuesday, 10 September 2013
My Grandfather, Elwood W. Yungmann was. . .
My Grandfather, Elwood W. Yungmann was a PHM1c aboard the LCI (G) 438 from May 30th, 1945 to July 23, 1945. Can anyone recommend a source to research the activities of the LCI during this time? Interested in knowing what he may have possibly assisted in. Thank you.
Ann Johnson Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Hi My Dad was in the Royal Navy combin. . .
Hi My Dad was in the Royal Navy combined operations during the war and he has amongst his papers a photo of an LCI(L) with the number 281. We can't find anything out about where this craft was operational. Does anyone know? Many thanks Ann
Hal Bleyhl Monday, 02 September 2013
Regina Potter I am unable to send my a. . .
Regina Potter I am unable to send my answer to you. Undelivered because you do not have a yahoo account. Can you give me another, please.
Regina Potter Saturday, 31 August 2013
My dad was on the LCI 630 in WWII he w. . .
My dad was on the LCI 630 in WWII he was a flag signalman on his ship he has been a member of the LCI Reunion group for about 6-8 yrs He is always looking to communicate with shipmates He spent time on Guam on rescue missions. He is now almost 91yrs young and is very mentally competent. He is living in an assisted living facility in Waterbury, CT. Is there any way we can find some of his shipmates who are still able to communicate?
Regina Potter Saturday, 31 August 2013
I forgot to add Dad's name: John F. Ri. . .
I forgot to add Dad's name: John F. Ring SM2 1943-1946 ship LCI 630
Harold Walter Friday, 23 August 2013
Would like to hear from anyone who ser. . .
Would like to hear from anyone who served on LCI (L) 878.
Robert Murphy Sunday, 18 August 2013
I am looking for anyone who may have s. . .
I am looking for anyone who may have served on LCI (L)#45 with my Dad: Harry G. Murphy. He set sail on March 19th,1943 with Flotilla One Task Force 60 for the Med via a stop in Burmuda. He never discussed much of his war experience, however after searching I found out he lost a lot of friends during the Anzio operation. He stated that an LCI close by got a direct hit from a 500lb bomb and many on that ship were friends of his . I found a report of LCI#20 that took a direct hit in the same operation and may have been the LCI my Dad saw hit? After Anzio he was sent to Naples,Italy Naval Dispensary with a diagnosis of Combat Fatigue. Shipped home to Chelsea Naval Hospital. I lost my Dad, not by death as many of our serviceman did, but I lost him as a father who was very distant and not available emotionally. If anyone knew him prior to the Anzio invasion, and saw him differently then I would love to here what he was really like as a shipmate and friend good or bad. I served in Okinawa during the Vietnam War and understand the loss we vets deal with. Thanks for anything that may bring light to a dark period in our family.
Lila Strebeck Wright Wednesday, 07 August 2013
My brother Lenox Strebeck served on LC. . .
My brother Lenox Strebeck served on LCI(L) 447 during WW2. I have written a book about him titled My Brother's Keeper. If there are any of his shipmates still out there I'd love to hear from you.
mark wright Saturday, 03 August 2013
My father served on LCI 3 (Mediterrane. . .
My father served on LCI 3 (Mediterranean), LCI 959 (Pacific) and APA 218 USS Noble during WWII.
Michael Schmidt Wednesday, 31 July 2013
My father, Fredric L Schmidt (GM2) a m. . .
My father, Fredric L Schmidt (GM2) a member of your organization has passed away, he left on 18 July 2013, at his home in California with is son at his side. Thank you for the support you gave my father over the years. He was very proud of his Navy service, as am I.
Ron Dunagan Monday, 29 July 2013
Gentlemen, My name is Ron Dunagan and . . .
Gentlemen, My name is Ron Dunagan and I am a retired HMCS. I have been a recipient of a handmade model of the LCI(L)343 by a shipmate of yours, Bernard Scotty Scott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's an honor to be in company with all of you and to read and study the exploits of the landing craft Navy during World War II. Here is a link to a story of Scotty ...http://thegazette.com/2011/11 /27/model-builder-recreates-his-own-wwii -ship/
Mike Whell Thursday, 25 July 2013
My dad was Gerald Whell, Electrician's. . .
My dad was Gerald Whell, Electrician's Mate 2nd Class on the LCI(G)-463. We lost dad in 1993, but I found this site and wanted to post his name here. Dad was in the Navy from July 1943 through May 1946. Dad never spoke about the war much, but from what little he did say I know he saw action, including Saipan, Tinian and Pelelieu. God Bless dad and all who served with him.
Harold Ronson Wednesday, 24 July 2013
New York Cruise Lines is refitting an . . .
New York Cruise Lines is refitting an LCI as a museum and can't find a 40 MM canon. They have done the conventional searching and I thought to post here just in case somebody out there knows where one might be acquired.
Robert Johnson Sunday, 30 June 2013
My dad, Dr. Edgar N Johnson was a doct. . .
My dad, Dr. Edgar N Johnson was a doctor on either LCI 525 or 551. Trying to find a roster of those ships for our records. My dad sadly died in 1993 and we are trying to get as much history as possible.
Jane Smith Wednesday, 12 June 2013
I really like this website. I visit of. . .
I really like this website. I visit often to get updates and learn new things about the military and veterans. I have come across many other great websites that are very informative. One website is U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs (http://www.veteranprograms.com). On this website I frequently learn about the latest money available to veterans, benefits for veterans and their families, where to get discounts for veterans, and I get free things from their veteran giveaway program. Keep up the good work. I will pass the word about your website and I will visit again. Thanks!
Bob Estepp Monday, 03 June 2013
My father,Russell Estepp,served in WWI. . .
My father,Russell Estepp,served in WWII onboard LCI(L) 978. I found this site while trying to find info about the ship he was on.
Michael F. Gan Sunday, 26 May 2013
My Dad served on the LCI 1022 from 194. . .
My Dad served on the LCI 1022 from 1943-1946. He is still alive at 92.
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