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Higgins Boat, date unknownAndrew Higgins standing on the bow ramp of an LCVP prototype observing an exercise with a loaded Eureka Boat (predecessor of the LCP(L)), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, circa 1941. Note other boats on the wharf.
Higgins Boat, date unknownAndrew Higgins standing on the bow ramp of an LCVP prototype observing an exercise with a loaded Eureka Boat (predecessor of the LCP(L)), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, circa 1941. Note other boats on the wharf.
Line Drawing of the LCVP landing craft or Higgins Boat.A tractor pulling an SBD Dauntless dive-bomber from a pier on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, mid-1942. Note LCVPs.
Line Drawing of the LCVP landing craft or Higgins Boat.A tractor pulling an SBD Dauntless dive-bomber from a pier on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, mid-1942. Note LCVPs.
M2A4 Stuart tank being hoisted from USS Alchiba into a LCM(2) landing craft, off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 7 Aug 1942LCVPs disembarking US Marines during an amphibious assault exercise in US Territory of Alaska, 1942-1943
M2A4 Stuart tank being hoisted from USS Alchiba into a LCM(2) landing craft, off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 7 Aug 1942LCVPs disembarking US Marines during an amphibious assault exercise in US Territory of Alaska, 1942-1943
American soldiers unloading landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, 13 May 1943During rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943
American soldiers unloading landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, Aleutian Islands, 13 May 1943During rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Noumea, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943
Troop transport USS Susan B. Anthony (converted luxury liner) in Mers-el-Kebir, Oran, Algeria preparing for the invasion of Sicily, 5 Jul 1943. Note LCVP landing craft hanging from her davits and stowed on her foredeck.M4 Sherman tanks being loaded onto LSTs for Operation Husky, PÍcherie, Bizerte, Tunisia, 7 Jul 1943
Troop transport USS Susan B. Anthony (converted luxury liner) in Mers-el-Kebir, Oran, Algeria preparing for the invasion of Sicily, 5 Jul 1943. Note LCVP landing craft hanging from her davits and stowed on her foredeck.M4 Sherman tanks being loaded onto LSTs for Operation Husky, PÍcherie, Bizerte, Tunisia, 7 Jul 1943
Landing 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 jeepLCVP landing craft suspended from a transport
Landing 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 jeepLCVP landing craft suspended from a transport's davits, off the Gela invasion beaches, 10 Jul 1943; note LCM of APA Oberon in background
LCVPs from APAs Barnett and Monrovia unloaded supplies onto the beach near Gela, Sicly, 10 Jul 1943; note LST-344 and LST-338 in backgroundLST-4 off the beaches of Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943. Note the LCVPs suspended from her davits and note the LCVPís peculiar spoonbill bow that was so instrumental to the boatís success.
LCVPs from APAs Barnett and Monrovia unloaded supplies onto the beach near Gela, Sicly, 10 Jul 1943; note LST-344 and LST-338 in backgroundLST-4 off the beaches of Gela, Sicily, 10 Jul 1943. Note the LCVPs suspended from her davits and note the LCVPís peculiar spoonbill bow that was so instrumental to the boatís success.
LST unloading vehicles and supplies on the beach in Gela, Sicily, Italy, Jul 1943; note Ford GPW Jeep in foregroundAttack Cargo Ship USS Algorab at anchor circa 1943, location unknown. Note LCVP coming alongside.
LST unloading vehicles and supplies on the beach in Gela, Sicily, Italy, Jul 1943; note Ford GPW Jeep in foregroundAttack Cargo Ship USS Algorab at anchor circa 1943, location unknown. Note LCVP coming alongside.
Unloading equipment on a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943US troops boarding landing barges at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Nov 1943
Unloading equipment on a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943US troops boarding landing barges at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, Nov 1943
LCVP landing craft circling off Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands while awaiting orders, 1 Nov 1943; note 20mm Oerlikon AA gun; photographed from aboard APA-13 USS American LegionMen of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943
LCVP landing craft circling off Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Solomon Islands while awaiting orders, 1 Nov 1943; note 20mm Oerlikon AA gun; photographed from aboard APA-13 USS American LegionMen of US 3rd Marine Division disembarking onto the invasion beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Nov 1943

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