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  1. MaryAnn Pasquantonio

    MaryAnn Pasquantonio New Member

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    My dad was in the Fifth Army. My cousin was in Navy and unfortuately went down on the LCI-32 in Anzio while assisting the LST-422. I have traced my dad’s trek through Italy and visited the memorial at Anzio. I brought home a bottle of water and beach sand from Anzio to pour on my cousin’s grave.
    On a quest for a picture of the LCI-32 and search constantly. If anyone has seen or has a photo I would greatly appreciate to hear from you.
    Thank you.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums MaryAnn, I have no doubt someone here will be able to help you.
     
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I am sure someone will be able to give you a hand or some sound advice.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    I did not find a photo of the LCI(L)-32, but there a photos of other ships in the same class -- LCI(L)-220, for example. I did find some documents that may interest you, assuming you have not seen them already. Here is a 2 page report of the incident:

    LCI(L)-32_War_Diaries_7Feb44_Pg1.jpg LCI(L)-32_War_Diaries_7Feb44_Pg2.jpg
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Have you checked the archives of the New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ.

    Landing Craft Infantry LCI

    You could also check the local papers in Camden.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Here are the Muster Rolls from Feb 1944 listing the MIAs and KIAs:

    LCI(L)-32_WWII_Muster_Roll_Feb44_1of2.jpg LCI(L)-32_WWII_Muster_Roll_Feb44_2of2.jpg

    Not knowing your cousin's name, I was not able to confirm whether or not he is listed.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Hi MaryAnn. Welcome to our corner of the internet. My father was also in the 5th Army and landed at Salerno. Do you know what unit he was in? The same goes for your cousin. Names, paperwork, etc., would be helpful..
     
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    Welcome aboard. I hope you find the photos you are searching for.
    Brian
     

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