LCT425 /LCT(A)2425

 

LCT/LCT(A) # FLOTILLA
LCT GROUP Gunfire Support,DIVISION ?
LANDING CRAFT FLOTILLAS, ETO/MED

LCT (A)s where US built LCT Mk 5s that where Lend-Lease to the British  and then

"reverse lend-leased" to the US for the Normandy invasion. Click here for more information on the LCT(A)s

LCT(A) CREW MEMBERS
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In Memory

J. LAURENCE NOEL, JR. 1921 - 1999

On Sunday 10/10/99 Larry Noel, Jr LCT(A)2425 passed away at Gettysburg Hospital as a result of complications from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).

Just eighteen days before the invasion of Normandy, Larry was plucked from being skipper of LCT 615 and assigned as relief officer of the LCT(A)2425. They successfully discharged their tanks and dozer at H-hour on Easy Red. On their second load that day, carrying First Division troops, they were damaged by gunfire and were forced to abandon the craft on the beach and join the army ashore.

At the 12th reunion of the LCT Flotillas of World War II ETO PTO, Larry accepted the role of historian for the group. After four years of research, several visits to the National Archives and hampered by illness, Larry presented phase one of the LCT history at the reunion in Denver last May and can be viewed on the web site at http://ww2lct.org/history/stories/D-day_paper.htm

This is a link to the story of ENS Lawrence S.Karnowski, the officer in charge of Naval Combat Demolition Unit 45 which was landed by LCT(A)2425 at H-hour on Easy Red .http://www.cbcph.navy.mil/museum/DDay/dday.html

   

 

 

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