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by David J LaPell
Bow on shot showing the huge clamshell doors. LST-614 alongside a captured Japanese Landing ship.
With LSM alongside. The LSM was carried onboard and launched over the side when the LST arrived on station. Note the use of floating ramps to unload the LSTs.
Note the road inprovements leading to the LST's Loading vehicles at Hollandia, New Ginuea
The voyage overseas was a long one. To beat the heat, tents and shelters were set up topside. The LST had a huge cargo hold that made an excellent mobile hospital.
LST Bombed and burning off Mindoro High tech cargo unloaders!
David J LaPell

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