A U.S. Coast Guard photographer on Coast Guard operated APA and troops ready to board an LCT during World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1945 Duration:2 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities aboard U.S. Coast Guard operated Landing Ship Transport (LCT) and Attack Transport Ship (APA) in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. A Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Photographer, carrying a tripod and case, comes up to a gangway, he stops and then walks up the gangplank of the ship. He salutes the colors and then Officer Of the Deck (OOD). The deck of Attack Transport Ship (APA). Sailors lean against the rail. Another view of the photograper arriving, this time from the deck of the APA. U.S. troops in full battle gear, prepare to board Landing Landing Craft Tank (LCT- 1031) on a beach in the background. A gun tub on the bow of the LCT. Several men in the gun tub. Marines without packs go up a gangway to board the transport. OOD and marines pass in the foreground. A man walks up the gangway carrying a mail sack. The gangway removed from the pier. Personnel aboard look over side of the APA from the rails. The photographer sits with sailors and photographs the departure. Several sailors on the pier mug for the camera.
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