USS LST 279 High and Dry

Utah Beach, Normandy, France

Summer, 1944

When the ship beaches, it goes in as the tide is receding and drops its stern anchor on the way.  The ship is unloaded and waits for high tide to return. At the first sign of flotation, the stern anchor is hauled in and, with the aid of the engines in reverse, pulls the ship off the beach to an area it can safely turn around.

Bob Benvenuto

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LINKS

Bob Benvenuto, Gangway Watch, USS Berkley County, LST 279

LST 279 and Christmas `44, Bob Benvenuto, LST 279, USN

USS LST 279 Deckload, English Channel, Fall, 1944

USS LST 279 Enroute to Normandy, English Channel, Fall, 1944

LST 279, High and Dry, Utah Beach, Normandy, Summer, 1944

USS LST 279 Stern Anchor, Weymouth, 1944

LST 279, Unloading, Utah Beach, Normandy, Summer, 1944

Some of the Crew on Deck, USS Berkley County, LST 279

USS Berkley County, LST 279 - in 1954

USS LST 279 - Captain's Inspection, 1945

USS LST 279 - Weymouth England, 1945

Wartime Birthday, Bob Benvenuto, LST 279, USN

White Caps, Watch Caps and Dress Blues, Bob Benvenuto, LST 279, USN

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