Re: Red One LVTs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53

Of course we should also remember that there were three waves of amtracs, the 2nd two in LVT-2s carrying 20 men each. I don't believe I've ever seen an LVT-2 actually on the beach at Red One. Only LVT-1s. Out in the water on the reef yes. But not on the sand. There was an LVT-2 damaged over on Green Beach at the Privy's where the 6th Marines landed but I've found no info on when the amtrac was hit. If it was "hit". The 'armored' windscreen was removed later but the tractor was clearly 'out of action'.

  • Re: Red One LVTsTom Godwin, Tue Sep 11 23:02
    Hey George. For what it may be worth in the big picture, I had information shared with me last year written down by platoon sergeant Bernard Grommes that had ‘boat team’ assignments for the 2nd... more
    • Re: Red One LVTs — George E Proulx, Wed Sep 12 12:53
      • Re: Red One LVTsTom Godwin, Wed Sep 12 18:15
        Good point, George. Thank you. I know that H Co 2/2 had men in the later waves as well as HQ 2/2. Is there any detail available that shows that rifle companies like E Co 2/2 were separated across... more
        • Re: Red One LVTsGeorge E Proulx, Wed Sep 12 19:34
          Given the troop capacities of the amtracs and the need for unit cohesion on landing I can only think that squads and platoons were boated in the boldly numbered amtracs with additional 'boat group'... more
          • Re: Red One LVTsTom Godwin, Wed Sep 12 23:28
            Cohesion would have been important but however they lined up in the waves, it appears that things went astray fast for E Co 2/2 and much of 3/2. E Co 2nd platoon's tracs were all separated. One ended ... more
            • Re: Red One LVTssfreund61, Fri Sep 14 14:27
              A few screen shots from the films I have of the landings
              • Re: Screen shotsTom Godwin, Sat Sep 15 12:43
                Thanks Scott, I had been looking at the lineups where LVTs appear to be following one after the other going to the LOD. Once ordered to move in, I understood they basically made a right turn and then ... more
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