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American troops unloading cargo from LCI vessels, Rendova, Solomon Islands, circa Jul 1943Landing scene on Red Beach at Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943; note LCI(L)-220 at left, a LCM from USS Bellatrix, two LCVPs, and a jeep
American troops unloading cargo from LCI vessels, Rendova, Solomon Islands, circa Jul 1943Landing scene on Red Beach at Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943; note LCI(L)-220 at left, a LCM from USS Bellatrix, two LCVPs, and a jeep
US Army LCI landing craft moving toward Cape Gloucester as smoke screened Target Hill and the beaches, New Britain, Dec 1943Amphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 3 of 4; note LCI(L) landing craft
US Army LCI landing craft moving toward Cape Gloucester as smoke screened Target Hill and the beaches, New Britain, Dec 1943Amphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 3 of 4; note LCI(L) landing craft
US forces rehearsing for the Normandy landings at Slapton Sands, Devon, England, UK, Apr-May 1944. Note the M4 Sherman Duplex-Drive tank at left.US Navy sailors assisting US Army soldiers board a Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (LCI(L)) from an LCVP landing craft, probably in southern England, UK, early June 1944.
US forces rehearsing for the Normandy landings at Slapton Sands, Devon, England, UK, Apr-May 1944. Note the M4 Sherman Duplex-Drive tank at left.US Navy sailors assisting US Army soldiers board a Landing Craft Infantry (Large) (LCI(L)) from an LCVP landing craft, probably in southern England, UK, early June 1944.
LCI(L), LCM and LCVP landing craft approached Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 Jun 1944LCI(L)-490 and LCI(L)-496 approached Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 Jun 1944
LCI(L), LCM and LCVP landing craft approached Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 Jun 1944LCI(L)-490 and LCI(L)-496 approached Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 Jun 1944
Men of Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade disembarking from LCI(L) landing craft onto Nan White Beach near Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Normandy, France, late morning 6 Jun 1944.  Photo 2 of 2.Men of Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade disembarking from LCI(L) landing craft onto Nan White Beach near Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Normandy, France, late morning 6 Jun 1944; note many with bicycles. Photo 1 of 2.
Men of Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade disembarking from LCI(L) landing craft onto Nan White Beach near Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Normandy, France, late morning 6 Jun 1944. Photo 2 of 2.Men of Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade disembarking from LCI(L) landing craft onto Nan White Beach near Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Normandy, France, late morning 6 Jun 1944; note many with bicycles. Photo 1 of 2.
Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, British 2nd Army landing at Juno Scene on Omaha Beach in Normandy, 6 Jun 1944; note LCI(L)-553 in background and a LCVP from APA Samuel Chase in left center
Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, British 2nd Army landing at Juno 'Nan Red' Beach from LCI(S) landing craft, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944Scene on Omaha Beach in Normandy, 6 Jun 1944; note LCI(L)-553 in background and a LCVP from APA Samuel Chase in left center
Troops of 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division assembled on Omaha Beach before moving inland near Collville-sur-Mer, 6 Jun 1944; note LCI(L)-83 in background landing more menLCT-25 and LCI(L)-497 lay wrecked off Omaha Beach, Normandy, amidst a storm, 21 Jun 1944
Troops of 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division assembled on Omaha Beach before moving inland near Collville-sur-Mer, 6 Jun 1944; note LCI(L)-83 in background landing more menLCT-25 and LCI(L)-497 lay wrecked off Omaha Beach, Normandy, amidst a storm, 21 Jun 1944
LSTs unloading at low tide in the Easy sector of Omaha Beach, Normandy, 28 Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note wrecked LCI(L) in the centerColumns of troop-packed American LCI landing craft in the wake of a USCG-manned LST en route to Cape Sansapor, New Guinea, mid-1944
LSTs unloading at low tide in the Easy sector of Omaha Beach, Normandy, 28 Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note wrecked LCI(L) in the centerColumns of troop-packed American LCI landing craft in the wake of a USCG-manned LST en route to Cape Sansapor, New Guinea, mid-1944
The first wave of LVTs moved toward Peleliu invasion beaches, Palau Islands, 15 Sep 1944; note the bombardment lines consisted of LCIs, cruisers, and battleships; photo taken USS Honolulu aircraftUS Navy LCI(L) ships unloading men at Morotai, 15 Sep 1944
The first wave of LVTs moved toward Peleliu invasion beaches, Palau Islands, 15 Sep 1944; note the bombardment lines consisted of LCIs, cruisers, and battleships; photo taken USS Honolulu aircraftUS Navy LCI(L) ships unloading men at Morotai, 15 Sep 1944
US Marines embarking on LCTs, Peleliu, Palau Islands, 1944Two LCI(L)s off Iwo Jima at what appeared to be dawn, probably during the pre-landing bombardment, 19 Feb 1945
US Marines embarking on LCTs, Peleliu, Palau Islands, 1944Two LCI(L)s off Iwo Jima at what appeared to be dawn, probably during the pre-landing bombardment, 19 Feb 1945
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