Loading of cargo at a harbor and amphibious vehicles at sea aboard an LST in the United States.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:5 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
A training film on loading and employment of LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) in the United States. Troops and equipment arrive at a harbor for loading. One of the TQM ( Transport Quartermaster Officer) assistants directs drivers to assigned dock space. A man marks the vehicles for proper storage. Other general cargo is checked. Modern method for facilitating loading and discharging of cargo is to set up communication by means of walkie-talkies between a ship and the dock. A man directs the cargo. The TQM acts as a liaison officer between the troops and the ship. Cargo loaded aboard the ship. LSTs in the harbor. The cargo moves up a ramp. Vehicles at a beach. Soldiers stand nearby and watch the loading activities. Bulldozers are loaded in the last so that they could be taken out first. Amphibious vehicles underway at sea. They arrive near the ship to be loaded. An LVT ( Landing Vehicle Tracked ) is brought up to the ramp. The vehicle is taken aboard. Other amphibious vehicles are taken aboard. The loading activity is completed. The Captain of the ship gives an order to take up the ramp and close the door.
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