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LST 325 underway for remembrance of D-Day

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https://www.14news.com/2019/06/05/lst-docking-front-tropicana-offering-tours-th-d-day-anniversary/

---Short news article  with two videos worth watching---

First clip is of the modern day crew discussing the amount of work involved in operating the ship.

The second one is of the short cruise downriver.

The ship is open for free tours through June 9th in Evansville, Indiana.

The LST is docked permanently in Evansville and always open for tours for much of the year.  She was lend-leased to Greece after the war which is why she survived the scrappers.

https://lstmemorial.org/

Pretty interesting considering that this ship was at D-Day!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_LST-325

 

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Very cool.  My grandfather served on LST-658 immediately after the war as an electrician's mate and participated in a lot of the immediate post war logistics in the Pacific until mid 1946.  Would love to check one out sometime.

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47 minutes ago, Rabbitt81 said:

 

We had an original DC-3 / C-47 from d-day here in Montreal last weekend doing fly by's was pretty neat to see. 

 

The C-47 That's All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy

 

The World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle

 

A C-47 plane with 'That's All, Brother' written on the side is seen before taking off on Operation Overlord which would pave the way for Allied victory over the Nazis in the Second World War

 

The trip could be flown in at little as 15-17 hours, but the aircraft will have to make several stops to refuel in Goose Bay in Newfoundland, Canada; Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland; Reykjavik in Iceland and onto Prestwick on Scotland's west coast

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25 minutes ago, RightYouAreKen said:

Very cool.  My grandfather served on LST-658 immediately after the war as an electrician's mate and participated in a lot of the immediate post war logistics in the Pacific until mid 1946.  Would love to check one out sometime.

The LST is docked permanently in Evansville and always open for tours for much of the year.  She was lend-leased to Greece after the war which is why she survived the scrappers.

https://lstmemorial.org/

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7 minutes ago, Cobraclutch said:

We had an original DC-3 / C-47 from d-day here in Montreal last weekend doing fly by's was pretty neat to see. 

 

The C-47 That's All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy

 

The World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle

 

A C-47 plane with 'That's All, Brother' written on the side is seen before taking off on Operation Overlord which would pave the way for Allied victory over the Nazis in the Second World War

 

The trip could be flown in at little as 15-17 hours, but the aircraft will have to make several stops to refuel in Goose Bay in Newfoundland, Canada; Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland; Reykjavik in Iceland and onto Prestwick on Scotland's west coast

There are something like 600 of them still flying, many of them in commercial service.

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33 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

There are something like 600 of them still flying, many of them in commercial service.

Yeah fair number of the ones still in service are in places like Alaska where conditions make DC-3s more practical and economical than using jets.

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We have an LST in Muskegon Michigan open for tours as well!

We watch fireworks over the water sitting on her decks (they sell tickets to sit on the Ship)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Admiral_Thrawn_1 said:

Yeah fair number of the ones still in service are in places like Alaska where conditions make DC-3s more practical and economical than using jets.

That and island hopping in the Caribbean and South Pacific. It is a great plane for places with few if any facilities and can land & take off on strips that no jet can consider. The biggest problem with keeping them flying is no one makes the parts for the Twin Wasp radials which has lead to some being converted to turbo props.

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