Question on LST and Ernie Pyle

Question on LST and Ernie Pyle

Joined: March 20th, 2004, 6:22 pm

March 20th, 2004, 6:22 pm #1

In the book Brave Men, Ernie Pyle has a chapter on LST cruise (he is going on this LST to Anzio). Does anyone know which LST this is? He talks about Lt. Joseph Kahrs as the commander.
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Joined: August 25th, 2003, 11:23 am

March 23rd, 2004, 12:54 pm #2

Does anyone know which LST Ernie Pyle was aboard during Normandy? It must have been in the reserve force for Omaha Beach since he didn't make it ashore until June 7.
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March 23rd, 2004, 10:11 pm #3

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>(Does it seem like I'm using that caveat more and more these days?????)

I think he was supposed to be in one of the first waves, but there was some sort of problem with the ship he was on.

Sorry, but I haven't got a clue as to which T he was on.
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March 23rd, 2004, 10:28 pm #4

In the book Brave Men, Ernie Pyle has a chapter on LST cruise (he is going on this LST to Anzio). Does anyone know which LST this is? He talks about Lt. Joseph Kahrs as the commander.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/kng/635TDB.html


"LST-381 is also listed in the battalion records. The log sheets however, show that this ship was damaged in Italy and was in dry-dock on June 6th, 1944. However it made its lst trip to Normandy on June l8th. Haven Howatt's records show that a part of Headquarters Company was on LST-393. It also shows that parts of Headquarters Company did not arrive in Normandy until June l8th. It does not indicate the LST but its possible that it may have been LST-381. LST-392 also shows up in battalion records but we have the log sheets for this LST and nothing indicates that any of our units were on it. However Ernie Pyle and the son of John Pershing as well as many Washington high brass were on this ship for observation of the beach assault on June 6th."
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Joined: August 25th, 2003, 11:23 am

March 24th, 2004, 5:17 pm #5

One question answered... one to go. Thank you Seabat!!
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March 25th, 2004, 2:24 am #6

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"LST-381 is also listed in the battalion records. The log sheets however, show that this ship was damaged in Italy and was in dry-dock on June 6th, 1944. However it made its lst trip to Normandy on June l8th. Haven Howatt's records show that a part of Headquarters Company was on LST-393. It also shows that parts of Headquarters Company did not arrive in Normandy until June l8th. It does not indicate the LST but its possible that it may have been LST-381. LST-392 also shows up in battalion records but we have the log sheets for this LST and nothing indicates that any of our units were on it. However Ernie Pyle and the son of John Pershing as well as many Washington high brass were on this ship for observation of the beach assault on June 6th."
I have found That it is easier to find the name of the sponsor, than it is to find the Commanding Officer.Also the clipping that appeared in a previously of LST 652. It was comissioned 01JAN.45. It did occuipation in Asia so the toughest duty may have been the "mean streets of Chicago".( The FBI didn't get Copone the IRS did, Have your done your taxes yet?)

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Joined: March 26th, 2004, 11:06 pm

March 26th, 2004, 11:06 pm #7

Does anyone know which LST Ernie Pyle was aboard during Normandy? It must have been in the reserve force for Omaha Beach since he didn't make it ashore until June 7.
I have recently had correspondence with the son of an Army Officer from WW II. He was trying to find out ship his father went to Normany.
I had writen that I believed that LST 391 and two others carried General Bradleys Staff. We landed June 7th. He has written back that his father was on LST 392 and that Ernie Pyle and a son of General Pershing was also on that ship. They landed June 7
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March 27th, 2004, 5:20 am #8

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>It's terrific when people can answer seemingly hopeless questions. Thanks for letting us know.

It's probably no secret to you that we came VERY close to bringing the 391 back from Greece, rather than the 325.
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Joined: February 2nd, 2005, 9:49 pm

February 2nd, 2005, 10:01 pm #9

I have recently had correspondence with the son of an Army Officer from WW II. He was trying to find out ship his father went to Normany.
I had writen that I believed that LST 391 and two others carried General Bradleys Staff. We landed June 7th. He has written back that his father was on LST 392 and that Ernie Pyle and a son of General Pershing was also on that ship. They landed June 7
My dad, J.B. (Bud) Henson, was in the radio gang (RM1) on the 391 from 2-25-43 thru 4-13-44 and I was wondering if you might have been a shipmate of his. If so, I would be greatful for any recollections you would be willing to share. Thank You!


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October 13th, 2012, 4:56 am #10

I have recently had correspondence with the son of an Army Officer from WW II. He was trying to find out ship his father went to Normany.
I had writen that I believed that LST 391 and two others carried General Bradleys Staff. We landed June 7th. He has written back that his father was on LST 392 and that Ernie Pyle and a son of General Pershing was also on that ship. They landed June 7
Somehow I ended up with a bronze plaque of Ernie Pyle autographing a 40 mm gun mount- any memories of that?
Chaplain Otero
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