Landing Ships
 

LST 50 Guestlog

 
Tue Nov 26 2013
Kenneth Skiles Jr.
kenskiles<atcomcast.net
LS50
Kenneth Skiles (my father) served as an Ensign (later Lt.) on LST50 from launch in Pittsburg in 1943 through late 1944 when he transferred to LST915 for duty in the Pacific.

Wed Nov 27 2013
Kenneth Skiles Jr.
LST 50
attached are several photos taken by my father (Ens. later Lt. Kenneth Skiles) aboard LST 50 in 1943/1944. Picture called "captain" says Sullivan (skipper) and Dr. Stricker.

LST50_nnn.jpg will be posted-1311




Sun Sep 01 2013
Gary Casto
gdcasto<at>frontier.com
LST50
My Father in law, Walter Payne Reed, (deceased) was a machinist on LST 50


Tue Aug 20 2013
Capt Julian D Murch RN (Rtd)
julianmurch<at>gmail.com
LST 50
It might interest you to know that my grandfather Charlie Webber was one of the Home Guard Officers in Salcombe during WW2. Just before LST50 left for the Normandy beaches, one of the crew gave him his pet dog. I subsequently grew up with this mongrel named "Fifty" and I have a photograph of it (somewhere!). I wonder if any of the crew, if they are still alive remember this dog and who its original owner was.
During the same period my great uncle Lt Frances Murch RNVR was the Resident Naval Officer in Salcombe working alongside Commander William H Henszey USNR, Commanding Officer USAAB Salcombe 1943-1945.
I hope this is of interest to somebody!


Wed Jul 24 2013
Christina Casto
ccasto54<at>frontier.com
LST 50
My Father, Walter P. Reed, served on LST 50, as a machinist. He has been gone for many years now and I would love to see any rosters or photos available.

See Crew List


Gilbert Brouillette
gilbrouillette<at>hotmail.com
LST-50
My dad, Adrian E. Brouillette, who recently passed away served as a Coxswain aboard LST-50

Adrian_Brouillette_LST50.jpg will be posted 1307


Wed Apr 11 2012
Steve Hagen
smhco<at>juno.com
LST 50
My Dad died: 10'16'09
I have additional photos.
RIP: Father


Sun Mar 04 2012
Patrick C. Perrotta
Ev1lEMT<at>yahoo.com
LST-50
My Father Christopher J. Perrotta served on the LST-50 in 1945-1946 & was involved in the post war occupation of Japan.


Tue Jun 07 2011
John A
jfan1229<at>yahoo.com
LST 50
Hello, I requested any info on my father Leonard Albanese a few years ago. Someone did respond by sending me some pictures him and the ship. My computer crashed and I lost the pictures. If you could please send them again I would appreciate it. Thank You


Dan Miller
dlmiv<at>yahoo.com
LST 50
My father was also on the LST 50, Daniel L Miller, he was a Cook and gunner and was with the ship, taking it from the US to Europe and later to the Pacific and left the ship in "46".


Sat Nov 13 2010
Grace Kane
grakane<at>yahoo.com
LST 50
My father served on this ship for the whole of WWII in communications. Sadly he has passed but i do have many many photos and the ships log while he was onboard, handwritten. Over the holidays i plan on making a few copies and would be happy to send you won. I've also promised to send one to the LST group that has the traveling ship & museum in Indiana.

This ship meant the word to my father and stayed in touch with many of his shipmates over the years. Especially the ship's captain, Tru Cummings. Tru was a truely special and good man. Many of the surviving fellows were involved in the LST association and i'd highly recommend connecting with them.
Nice to see someone remembers Dad's ship - so many stories. Thank you
Grace Kane


Sat Jan 30 2010
Sue Rowe-Hannen
suerowehannen<at>hotmail.com
LST 50
My father, John George Earley, was on LST 50 from 25th March, 1943 to 7th Oct, 1943 as Auxiliary Vessels Gunnery Officer for gunnery duties with senior officer 5th LST Squadron. He was in fact in the Royal Naval Reserve in UK.

He was also on LST 410 and LST 322 from 8th Oct, 1943 until 29th June, 1944. Sorry the records do not show when he was on either of them. He was also on HMS Odyssey, HMS Clement and HMS Lanka which found him in Colomo 1945-46 but we do not know which LST's he was on.

We know he was at Salerno, Anzio (beachmaster) and Normandy (beachmaster again).

If anyone has any information as to which ships landed on which beach we would be pleased to hear from you.


2nd August 2007
name: GEORGE CORNWELL
ship: LST-50
Email: KUZ111ANNE<at>COMCAST.NET
Comments: GEORGE DOES NOT HAVE E MAIL BUT HAS DISCRIBED THE LST 50 IN NORMANDY AND FRANCE WITH BRINGING OF ARMERMENT AND RETRIEVING INJURED AND GLIDER PILOTS. NOT BEING ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT WHEN IT LANDED TO WALK AROUND DUE TO MINES UNDER THE SAND. PICKED UP GERMAN SOLDIERS AS WELL. I WILL SEE GEORGE SOON AND GET MORE DETAILS AND SOME PICTURES.


name: Dorrie Dobbs
ship: LST #50
Email: dorrie8812<at>comcast.net
Comments: My Father Alvin Brooks Dobbs served on the LST 50 as a Motor Machinist's Mate Third Class, SV-6 USNR he has a photo alburm with lots of pictures of the crew, and places the ship was. I would like to help him identify some of the crew members as well as share photos with family members if any are interested


name: Beverly Mosley
ship: LST 50
Email: bemosley<at>comcast.net
Comments: My Uncle, Alvin Dobbs, was one of the original crew members on this ship. He has numerous photos that he would like to submit for your website.. Please contact me on how we should proceed. Uncle Alvin is 84 years of age,and his health is declining. It would be great if someone could talk with him regarding his experiences on this ship. Note: He has over one hundred photos covering all engagements from England to France, Japan, Africa, etc. I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future. Regards, Beverly Mosley


Jan 6th 2007
name: gene dixon
ship: lst 50
Email: gdixon<at>mcjunkin.com
Comments: My father Sam Dixon served on this landing ship. He is still alive. I would like to learn more about the men that served on this boat. 12-19-2006 any reply would be welcome by me or my father


November 24th 2005
name: Leonard Albanese
ship: LST 50
Email: phillyfan787<at>rcn.com
Comments: My Dad was on the lst 50. I need to see the roster. Would apprecitate a web site for it. Thanks



Name: john albanese
Location: Easton Pa.
email: phillyfan787<at>rcn.com
Date: May 28, 2005

comment

My father was on the lst 50. His name was Leonard Albanese, coxswain. If anyone knows him, please email me. Thanks

Landingship.com © 2005-2017 Site by Dropbears