Archive for the ‘Dalles King’ Category

Landing Ship Tanks, better known as LSTs, revolutionized amphibious warfare.  Not only could they carry over 2,000 tons of virtually anything needed at the front, they possessed the uncanny ability to wash ashore, drop ramp and deposit this precious cargo onto an unimproved beachhead.  No port had to be secured.  No dock need be built.  [...]

With the recent natural disaster in Japan still very much on everyone’s heart, a monster World War II storm came to mind.  In October 1945, a typhoon hit off the coast of Okinawa.  It became known as “Typhoon Louise.” Seaman Dalles King was out to sea, aboard LST 133.  “We had 80-foot swells—mountains of water!” [...]

Search this Site

Purchase the Books


Privacy Policy