LST 325, June 3rd 1944.

LST 325, June 3rd 1944.

Joined: May 13th, 2017, 12:42 pm

May 13th, 2017, 4:11 pm #1

Hello to you all,

I've come accross this web site forum as I'm researching a project, a little information before I start.

I live in a village in West Cornwall, England. In 1943/44 the US Army came to West Cornwall. On a beach close to me they built one of the many departure points for D-Day. On the very same beach today stands a painting of two LST's, one being the LST 325. With the 75 anniversary of D-Day approaching in 2019, I'm looking at modelling the two ships and all the vehicles and men on the beach as they embark.

I would be grateful if anyone could help with any details of LST 325 during this period between May, June and July 1944.

Thanks Ian.
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Joined: January 12th, 2012, 7:42 pm

May 14th, 2017, 7:48 pm #2

Ian,
I'm a volunteer on the 325. I'd recommend a softcover book available in our "shop", Mosier's Raiders. It is the closest source I'm aware of of the ship's log. Though not mentioned in the book, the 325 was part of Exercise Tiger, the debacle at Slapton Sands. The 325 was already on the beach and not part of the convoy that was attacked during the "rehearsal."

Thanks for the information on the plaque and good luck with your research.

Sincerely,
Pete Smith
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