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78 items in this album on 4 pages.

LVT-1 parading in Lakeland, Florida, United States, 1941US Marine Corps LVT(1) amphibian tractors moving toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 7-9 Aug 1942; note USS President Hayes in background
LVT-1 parading in Lakeland, Florida, United States, 1941US Marine Corps LVT(1) amphibian tractors moving toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 7-9 Aug 1942; note USS President Hayes in background
US Marine supply dump, New Georgia, 1943LVT disabled on Red 1 Beach, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 21 Nov 1943
US Marine supply dump, New Georgia, 1943LVT disabled on Red 1 Beach, Betio, Tarawa Atoll, 21 Nov 1943
Wrecks of American LVT landing craft and Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go tank on the invasion beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943Troops of the US Army 112th Cavalry Regiment (Texas National Guard) landing at Arawe, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 15 Dec 1943; note LVTs and M1 Garand rifles
Wrecks of American LVT landing craft and Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go tank on the invasion beach at Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943Troops of the US Army 112th Cavalry Regiment (Texas National Guard) landing at Arawe, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, 15 Dec 1943; note LVTs and M1 Garand rifles
US Army LVT vehicle in mud, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, circa late 1943LST unloading supplies, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
US Army LVT vehicle in mud, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, circa late 1943LST unloading supplies, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 1943-1944
LVT-4 Water Buffalo unloading a Jeep, date unknownUS Marines unloading a LVT from a LST, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 1944
LVT-4 Water Buffalo unloading a Jeep, date unknownUS Marines unloading a LVT from a LST, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 1944
US Marines practice transferring troops from LCVP landing craft to LVT Water Buffalo in the Solomons preparing for the landings on Guam, Marianas, mid-1944.LVTs headed for the invasion beaches at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, as cruisers Boise and Phoenix bombard in the background, 22 Apr 1944
US Marines practice transferring troops from LCVP landing craft to LVT Water Buffalo in the Solomons preparing for the landings on Guam, Marianas, mid-1944.LVTs headed for the invasion beaches at Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, as cruisers Boise and Phoenix bombard in the background, 22 Apr 1944
LST-480 burning in West Loch, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 23 May 1944 two days after the West Loch explosion that sank six LSTs. The chain-reaction explosion started on LST-39 whose wreckage is visible off LST-480ís bow.Indianapolis and Birmingham bombarding Saipan amidst advancing LVTs, 15 Jun 1944
LST-480 burning in West Loch, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 23 May 1944 two days after the West Loch explosion that sank six LSTs. The chain-reaction explosion started on LST-39 whose wreckage is visible off LST-480ís bow.Indianapolis and Birmingham bombarding Saipan amidst advancing LVTs, 15 Jun 1944
LVTs off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944Two US Marines crawling into position on a Saipan, Mariana Islands beach after their landing craft was hit by Japanese mortar, 15 Jun 1944; note LVT(A)-4 Water Buffalo in background
LVTs off Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944Two US Marines crawling into position on a Saipan, Mariana Islands beach after their landing craft was hit by Japanese mortar, 15 Jun 1944; note LVT(A)-4 Water Buffalo in background
US Marines landing on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944US Marines on a beach on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944
US Marines landing on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944US Marines on a beach on Saipan, Mariana Islands, 15 Jun 1944
LVT-2 Water Buffalo bringing US Marines to the beaches of Tinian Island, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944LVT vessels off Guam, 21 Jul 1944
LVT-2 Water Buffalo bringing US Marines to the beaches of Tinian Island, Mariana Islands, Jul 1944LVT vessels off Guam, 21 Jul 1944

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