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Tom Godwin
LVT in crater boundaries of Red 1 / 2
Fri May 18, 2018 17:31

Hi George,

I am looking for another LVT that fell into a crater. In 1999, I corresponded with a PFC Lonnie E. Yancey who went in with 2LT Donald Dahlgren and my dad on the same amtrac. Lonnie provided me details of their time on Tarawa where he stated the amtrac went into a crater after being disabled. Here is a page from one of the letters along with a map. His drawing in the letter clearly shows the amtrac in the crater. Comments on the map are interesting too. Hoping gaps that were in those aerials might definitively show where they were.

  • Re: USS Independence George E Proulx, Fri May 18 16:05
    What was it that you were looking for Tom?
    • LVT in crater boundaries of Red 1 / 2 — Tom Godwin, Fri May 18 17:31
      • Re: LVT in crater boundaries of Red 1 / 2George E Proulx, Fri May 18 22:12
        So I assume you are looking for that shell hole farther to the west if we are looking at the center 3 revetments in the photo. I will keep my eye out for a pic that would show that.
        • Re: LVT in crater Tom Godwin, Sat May 19 05:47
          The center revetments are definitely the focus area, George. Additional eyes on are greatly appreciated. I have made contact with a number of families of Marines in the amtrac this last year and all... more
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