Leyte, LST 626 4
"Truck & rolling stock and some personnel on top deck for move of 17th Tactical Recon Sqdn - from Leyte to Mindoro" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Leaving Leyte. Hill's squadron spent a hot week unloading, refloating, relanding, and reloading LST 626. Here, a command car (center) is just appearing at the top of the steep loading ramp. During that week, Japanese planes attacked their assigned convoy, bombed and sank several LSTs, and blew up an ammunition ship. When they finally reloaded and sailed for Mindoro on January 3, their new convoy was watched by only one Japanese observation plane." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Tacloban, Leyte, The Philippines
From the Collection of Fred Hill