American amphibious boat LCI (L) -85 drowns near the coast of Normandy

LCI (L) -85



June 6, 1944 at 8:30 am while traveling to the landing site on the beach of Omaha, the landing boat LCI (L) -85 was blown up on a mine and received heavy damage. On board, 15 people were killed and 30 people were injured, a fire broke out on the ship.

Around 12:00, the ARA-26 “Samuel Chase” transported him, taking off the wounded and survivors from LCI (L) -85. The evacuation was completed at 13.30, and at 14:30 the boat sank (the place is unknown). The photo was taken about 14.00 after the evacuation of people.

 

 

Location: Normandy, France
Date: 06 June 1944

In : 1944

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