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The LCI National Association is dedicated to preserving the history of the World War II Landing Craft Infantry ships and honoring the sailors that manned them. On this site you will find first-hand accounts from the sailors, stories about the battles they fought and the experiences they had, and photos of the men and their ships.

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What’s New

from President’s Corner, Elsie Item, September, 2017 Ahoy LCIers! I have exciting news. By the time you receive this Elsie Item, we will probably have our new website – online [ … ]

Man Overboard

USS LCI(G)-450 moored pierside at Saipan, February 1945, awaiting repair of battle damage from the Iwo Jima invasion on 17 February 1945. NavSource By Ivy Roberts of LCI(G) 450 A number [ … ]

March 2017 (No. 96)
President’s Message – March 2017

Greetings to all LCI lovers! The next National Reunion for the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association quickly approaches. It will be hosted by the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum –home [ … ]

Gordon Smith’s Diving Suit Yarn

Gordon Smith, LCI 43 & Diving Suit by Gordon Smith Among the invasion fleet for the invasion of Southern France were the LCI’s #41 and #43. For this invasion, the [ … ]

This Day In History

  • 1942 "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations.
  • 1944 US 1st army wins battle of Aachen.  US forces under General Douglas MacArthur return to the Philippines with the landing of the US 6th army on Leyte.  Soviet and Yugoslav troops free Belgrade.  Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio, explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless.  Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala.  
  • 1944 LCI Landing:  Leyte, Philippines.
  • 1945 US Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens the Nuremberg Nazi war crime trials

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