Tom Godwin
Re: LVT #2? on Red-1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 17:22
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Only a guess Al, but I say 24 or 29 in that order of preference....

  • LVT #2? on Red-1Al Guerrero, Mon Aug 12 17:13
    I used my laptop to enlarge this photo, I can read the LVT first number (2?) but can not make out the second number, my old eyes can not figure out. Any help will do! Al
    • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1 — Tom Godwin, Mon Aug 12 17:22
      • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1George E Proulx, Mon Aug 12 17:56
        Enlarged from which photo may I ask?
        • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1Al Guerrero, Mon Aug 12 22:51
          Hi George, here is the photo I took it from. This looks like it was taken several days after the battle. The LVT-1 I am lokking at is center bottom. I have the numbers to the other LVT-1 in this... more
          • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1George E Proulx, Tue Aug 13 12:14
            Hey Al, I am looking at the LVT-2 with the open engine hatch and trying to determine the number. I think it is 13 or maybe 33. Hard to tell. What do you think?
            • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1Al Guerrero, Tue Aug 13 13:47
              Hi George, I thought the number could be 2-35 or 2-33. LVT-2 #2-35 is in another photo heading towards Green Beach, but the number looks more like 2-33.
          • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1Tom Godwin, Tue Aug 13 09:47
            Hey Al, according to the Naval History and Heritage Command site, this photo was taken on the 22nd... By a plane from the USS Chenango. Beginning to think anything labeled from the Chenango was the... more
        • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1George E Proulx, Mon Aug 12 18:24
          Does anyone know what these two vehicles are in the photo. One is at about 10 o'clock and the other is near 12 o'clock. I'm guessing the upper vehicle is a Japanese tank. Note the tracks in the sand... more
          • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1Al Guerrero, Tue Aug 13 14:11
            GEORGE!!! I believe this is a 75mm GMC M3! WHAT A FIND!
            • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1George E Proulx, Tue Aug 13 14:35
              Al & Tom, Since the only two 'SPM's to reach the island were Major Crowe's vehicles over on Red 3, this may be a pic of the final attack into "The Pocket" on the 23rd of November. Anyway, here is... more
              • Re: LVT#2? on Red-1Tom Godwin, Tue Aug 13 15:47
                Just when you think there are no more aerials! Great pic, George. In regard to pic 322915 wouldn't the shadows indicate this was later in the day? 1/8 action report says 75mm half tracks received at... more
                • Re: LVT#2? on Red-1Al Guerrero, Tue Aug 13 16:06
                  Here are two more, I dont remeber h\where i got them at. must be from the same roll of flim. Al
            • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1George E Proulx, Tue Aug 13 14:19
              Yeah Al I was thinking the same thing. It sure looks like it. When was this image taken? If it is a GMC then the vehicle up at what I called 12 o'clock could me a Marine light tank. I don't see any... more
          • Re: Objects in #322915Tom Godwin, Tue Aug 13 09:14
            I was always pretty sure it was a Japanese tank at 12 o'clock, George. Never have been able to figure out the one at 10. One of the more interesting photos with lots of things in it. I have dates on... more
      • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1George E Proulx, Mon Aug 12 17:54
        Looks like 24 to me. 29 may have landed initially somewhere but was eventually sunk in the lagoon.
        • Re: LVT #2? on Red-1Al Guerrero, Mon Aug 12 23:25
          Could be 24 George, #24 landed on Red-1 but it lost a tread on the first run to the beach. #24 was taken to the salvage area after the battle. It coud have been repaired and put back into service.... more
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