LST 50 Guestlog
Tue Nov 26 2013
Kenneth Skiles Jr.
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.
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
My Father in law, Walter Payne Reed, (deceased) was a machinist on LST 50
Tue Aug 20 2013
Capt Julian D Murch RN (Rtd)
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
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
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
My Dad died: 10'16'09
I have additional photos.
Sun Mar 04 2012
Patrick C. Perrotta
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
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
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
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
Sat Jan 30 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Date: May 28, 2005
commentMy father was on the lst 50. His name was Leonard Albanese, coxswain. If anyone knows him, please email me. Thanks
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