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Landing Craft Crew List

We aim to gather together information on WW2 landing craft crew members from existing websites, annotated photographs, official records and any other plausible sources. If you possess any material likely to be of interest, or know where information on landing craft crews is available, please let us know using this link.

All information, no matter how small, will be gratefully received. The craft are listed in alphabetical order and then by the pennant number. The source of the information appears last.

Abbreviations Used [Assume HM craft unless otherwise stated.]

LCA - Landing Craft Assault; LCF - Landing Craft Flak; LCI(L) - Landing Craft Infantry (Large);  LCI (S) - Landing Craft Infantry (Small); LCS(M) - Landing Craft Support (Medium); LCQ - Landing Craft Administration; LCT - Landing Craft Tank; LCV(P) - Landing Craft Vehicle (Personnel),  LCT (R) -Landing Craft Tank (Rocket);  LST - Landing Ship Tank;


557 LCA Flotilla; Sidney Styles; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCA 589 (RM); Fred Temple; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCA 1010; Bob Gale; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCA 1026; Don Murray; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCF 1; 17/08/44; The Wreck Website; More...


LCF 15; 17/06/44; The Wreck Website; More...


LCF 20; From Iain Foreman who purchased a sailor's service book off EBay. More...

 


LCI(L) 113; 1942/43; From Sandra Ward whose father served on LCI(L) 113. The photo shows the crew of LCI(L) 113 in Hingham (Boston), Massachusetts. The photo is very battered, but her dad helpfully listed the crew names on the reverse! They are: Arnell, Blackwell, Taylor, Muir (?), Garland, Doherty, McGinnes, Ashdown, Ward, Young, Perkins, Miles, Aston and Oliver(?). More...


LCI(L) 172; Robert Smith; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCI(L) 375; 1944; Alf White (Corby), George Eady (Boston) on D Day. Roger Ward & Benny Wallace at an earlier time. From correspondence exchanged amongst LCI(L) 375 crew members following the 'D-Day 50' Commemorations in Portsmouth 1994.


LCI(S) 519; Rupert Curtis; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCM 154; Frederick Holmes – The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCM 1162; Ted Turner – The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCQ 381; Malcolm Maxwell Strachan; February 1945;  3rd officer; His daughter Venessa.


LCQ 390; Peter Bailey; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth. Since LCA was already taken these Landing Craft Administration were allocated the Q designation. These craft operated in the Far East post D Day.


LCS(M)s 78, 109 and 112; June 1944; Testimony of Marine HR (Lofty) Whitting. The crew of ONE of the Landing Craft Support (Medium) craft [LCS(M)s] opposite comprised officer, Lt Richard Hill, Corporal Powell, Coxswain Andrews, Stoker Rowbotham, Marine Martin in charge of the CSA Smoke-Laying equipment, Gun Loader Jock Smith, Signalman Crispen, Smoke Mortar men Green and Howe and finally, Lewis gunners Pugh and Marine HR ‘Lofty’ Whitting - 11 in total. Corporal Powell manned the twin 0.5 inch Lewis gun in the Boulton Turret. Source here.


LCS(M) 101; George Lancaster; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 119; Jonny Johnson; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 564; Edward George Wade, Able Seaman on 564 from 16th Feb 1944 - 31st March 1945. Provided by his son, Clive Wade.


LCT 709; Bill Thwaites; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 731; Hugh Wallace; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 795; Mick Jennings; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 903; Frank Howard; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 929;  Malcolm Maxwell Strachan; July 1944 to October, as 3rd officer. His daughter Venessa.


LCT 940; John Baker; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 947; Ron Smith; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth. Geoffrey Edwin Ryeland; His grandson, Tim.


LCT 964; Ray Tyson; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 979; Phillips Winkley; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 1015; William Austin; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LTC 1077; Malcolm Maxwell Strachan; late 1944, as 3rd officer; His daughter Venessa.


LCT 1086; Bill Gwyther. The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 1092; Leading Seaman (Coxswain) Reginald Hiscox D/JX 368724. Coxswain from Nov 1943, when he joined the craft in Alloa, until it was disabled by a mine in June 1944 (after D Day). The Captain's surname was Wigley, RNVR. Mike Hiscox (Son).


LCT 1097; Eric Fitzgerald; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 1159; Vic Bignell; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2011; Bill Denning; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2130; John Ellis, Leslie Fowler; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2292; Edward George Wade, Able Seaman on 2292 from 1st April 1945 - 30th June 1945. Provided by his son, Clive Wade.


LCT 2337; Edward Mills; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 2437; Frederick Busby. The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 7006; Frank Fawcett; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 7064; Arthur-Lon Pullen; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 7069; Paul Motte-Harrison; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 7071; Geoffrey Edwin Ryeland; His grandson, Tim.


LCT 7074; John Baggott; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth. Phillip Stephens; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT 7086; James Timlin; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT(A) 2052; Samuel Currie; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCT(R) 438; Roger Ward; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LCV(P) 25 (USN); Paul Kilburn; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LST 9; Jack Daniels; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LST 303; Albert Dyason; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LST 365; Albert Banger; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth. Patrick Hosey (3rd from left back row) submitted by his son David.


LST 412; Tom Storr; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.


LST 535; Ernest Wheeler; The Normandy Wall at the D Day Story, Portsmouth.



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