A Grim WWII Story

Sent by Ted Vorfeld

LCT courtesy wikipedia.com

On May 21, 1944, orders were given to unload ammunition from a small naval assault vessel (Landing Craft, Tank, Or LCT). There were nearly 36 LSTs that were to sail to the Marianas. They were resting side-by-side across a narrow channel from the West Loch Navy Ammunition Depot. "We lived about 1 mile from West Loch and a block from the plantation hospital.  Ambulances arrived and left all night long," says Ted Vorfeld. Here's the grim, gripping story from a 2009 newspaper article. Read more about the landing crafts.
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