Leyte, LST 626 4

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Item Details

Title

Leyte, LST 626 4

Subject

Military uniforms
Naval ships

Description

"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)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

12/30/1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.470

Spatial Coverage

Tacloban, Leyte, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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