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WW II / Korean LVT Museum

Boat Basin Road, Camp Del Mar Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendelton, CA

Visited 2-11-11

LVT Museum
LVT Museum video


LVT I
LVT-1 Alligator


LVT 2
LVT-2 Water Buffalo


LVT A1
LVT-(A)1


LVT 3
LVT-3 Bushmaster


LVT 4
LVT-4


LVT Cadillac engine
LVT Cadillac engine


LVT 3
LVT Continental


Wooden dowel plugs
Wooden dowel plugs


Battle of Tarawa
Battle of Tarawa


Battle of Saipan
Battle of Saipan


Battle of Saipan
Battle of Tinian


Battle of Guam
Battle of Guam


Battle of Peleliu
Battle of Peleliu


Battle of Peleliu
Battle of Iwo Jima


Major WWII Operations Using LVTs1

Guadalcanal, Solomons Aug 7, 1942 Guam, Marianas July 21, 1944

French Morocco, Africa

Nov 8, 1942 Tinian, Marianas July24, 1944

Attu, Aleutians

May 11, 1943 Cape Sansapor, New Guinea July 30, 1944
Shemya, Aleutians Aug 15, 1943 Peleiu, Palau, Carolines Sept 15, 1944

Rendova, New Georgia, Solomons

Sept 1, 1943 Moratai, New Guinea Sept 15, 1944

Bougainville, North Solomons

Nov 1, 1943 Angaur Island, Palau Sept 17, 1944

Tarawa, Gilberts

Nov 20, 1943 Scheidt Estuary, Europe Oct 6, 1944

Makin, Gilberts

Nov 21, 1943 Leyte, Philippines Oct 20, 1944

Arawe, New Britain

Dec 15, 1943 Belgium Nov 8, 1944

Cape Gloucester, New Britain

Dec 26, 1943 Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines Jan 9, 1945

Kwajalein, Marshalls

Feb 1, 1944 Iwo Jima, Ryukyus Feb 19, 1945

Namur, Marshalls

Feb 3, 1944 Rhine Crossing, Germany March 7, 1945

Roi, Marshalls

Feb. 3, 1944 Okinawa April 1, 1945
Eniwetock, Marshalls Feb 17, 1944 Mindonao, Philippines April 17, 1945

Emirau, Admiralties

Mar 20, 1944 Po River, Italy April 23, 1945
Hollandia, New Guinea April 2, 1944 Lake Santerne, New Guinea April 24, 1945
Biak, New Guinea May 27, 1944 Bongac Channel Sulu April 27, 1945
Saipan, Marianas Jun 14, 1944 Cebu, Philippines May 26, 1945
Naemfor, New Guinea July 2, 1944 Balikpapan, Borneo July 1, 1945

~ The WW II / Korean Museum also has an LVT (A) 5 on display (Korean War era), not included in this list as well as many other items in display cases. Date visited: 2-11-11.

Note:
1Robert J. Icks, Landing Vehicles Tracked. Windsor, Berks: Profile Publications Limited, 1972, p8.



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