LST-33 and LST-35

LST-33 and LST-35

This photograph from the the 321st Bombardment Group's post-war 'Headlines' pamphlet shows two examples of the Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) that took part in the Salerno landings in September 1943. However if the numbers on these ships are their hull numbers, then these two ships, LST-33 and LST-35, didn't take part in the landings. In August 1943 they were handed over to the Greek Navy while still in the US, in October they crossed the Atlantic to Scotland, and early in 1944 they had reached Gibraltar, apparently while serving as cargo ships. LST-33 eventually reached Greece on 27 October 1944, only two weeks after the Germans had evacuated Athens.

This document comes from a pamphlet produced by the 321st Bombardment Group after the war, which told the story of the group's activities from 15 March 1943-15 March 1945 in the form of a newspaper.

Many thanks to Christine Stewart for sending us this document, which came from the collection of her father in law Eugene W. Stewart, a staff sergeant in transportation with the 321st Bombardment Group.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 November 2020), LST-33 and LST-35, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_321st_headlines_LSTs.html

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