Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Military Snapshot - LVT(A)s Approaching the Beaches at Peleliu

LVT(A)s headed for the beach. They preceded the troop carrying LVTs to provide last minute gunfire against the Japanese beach defenses. They were armed with .30- or .50-caliber machine guns and either a 37mm or 75mm anti-tank gun in the turret. In this view, the LVT(A) mounts a .50-caliber and the 75mm gun. Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps History Division, from Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu by Dick Camp.

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