US Landing Craft of World War II, Vol. 1: The LCP(L), LCP(R), LCV, LCVP, LCS(L), LCM, and LCI (Legends of Warfare: Naval #9) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 9 in the Legends of Warfare: Naval series.


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No less than Dwight Eisenhower described Andrew Jackson Higgins as "the man who won the war for us," referring to the landing craft he perfected. Those craft, the WWII LCP(L), LCP(R), LCV, LCVP, LCM, and LCS(L), are presented in this volume (the first of two on US landing craft), along with the larger LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry). These vessels, built in the tens of thousands, formed the armada that put Allied troops ashore in North Africa, the Aleutians, and Normandy and across the Pacific. Though many of these designs were initially planned as essentially disposable vessels, ultimately many of these continued to serve the nation's need through Vietnam. Some were even heavily laden with rocket launchers and used for close-in support for troops going ashore. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

About the Author


Author of more than 100 books, David Doyle maritime books are noted for their thorough coverage of historic vessels and his celebrated ability to locate rare vintage imagery.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764358616
ISBN-10: 0764358618
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: November 28th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Legends of Warfare: Naval