This one looks down onto the deck of LCF 14.
I recently talked to one of his shipmates, who thought that they were taken by a Gerry de Witt Gray (although I am not sure of the spelling), who apparently scoured Naples for paper and developing supplies. So if anyone knows any more about the photographer, please let me know.
This is the deck after they got to the Mediterranean. The suntan on the guy on the right makes it obvious why they needed the shade.
You can see the smaller barrels of the Oerlikon guns to port and starboard, and also the 2 larger single pompoms forward.
AbeBooks.co.uk – UK site of the world’s largest network for used, rare and out-of-print books. have several books on landing craft.
For a lot more information, go to the LST and Landing craft Association website.