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Alexander Samaras - World War II

Alexander Samaras served in the United States Navy during World War II, commanding a Landing Craft-Tank, which was often transported on board the larger LSTs (Landing Ship-Tank). During one convoy of LSTs, they were attacked by German submarines, resulting in the loss of three ships. In Europe, Samaras’s ship assisted with the preparation for Operation Overlord and the Allied landings on D-Day. In 1945 he was dispatched to the Pacific theater where he was when the war ended.

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US-709, the LCT that Alexander Samaras served on.

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View from aboard the US-709 LCT.

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Weather-beaten flag of the US-709 LCT.

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Photograph from the July 1944 issue of National Geographic, landing craft for invasion on the Mississippi River.

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Mississippi River, USA

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North coast of France.

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German anti-tank obstacles.

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Underwater obstacles.

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1944 French franc note.

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Reproduction from the National Archives of the Stowage Chart for the US-709.

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Diagram of a German Gun Pit.

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