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Tom Godwin
Re: Red One LVTs
Wed Sep 12, 2018 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 multiple waves? I had always just imagined they were all together in the 1st wave.

  • Re: Red One LVTsGeorge E Proulx, Wed Sep 12 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... more
    • Re: Red One LVTs — Tom Godwin, Wed Sep 12 18:15
      • 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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