USS LST-831 in amphibious assault training with elements of U.S. 2nd Marine Division during World War II
Northern Mariana Islands Date:1945, March 13 Duration:1 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Landing Ship Tank, LST-831, carrying elements of the 2nd Marine Division, in amphibious assault rehearsal training in Northern Mariana Islands during World War 2. She displays red flag with white stripe, as a secondary control ship for Red Beach. (Later, in the Battle of Okinawa, they would be part of a demonstration Tractor Group making diversionary attacks on the Southeastern coast). She arrives at beach with bow doors open, lowers her ramp, and a landing vehicle tracked (LVT) exits onto the beach. A bright orange flag flutters on beach in front of the camera, where it has been planted to guide boats during the exercise. LST-831 then backs away from the beach to allow LVTs to get experience operating in deep water. Remaining footage shows LVTs making their way through the water, loaded with Marines. Closeup of an LVT.
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