USS LSM-87

"Crash 87"


THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO THE GALLANT MEN OF USS LSM-87


Site Map:

 

 


Excerpt from Alligator Alley, issue #14, April, 1993:
  • "Calmly proceed the LSM's, as enemy mortars drop another sequence of shells. Some fall perilously near LSM-87, but she does not concede an inch and is not hit. About a dozen LVT(A) are firing at this mortar battery from the water with their 75-mm guns, and presently silence it forever." Battle for Okinawa, March 1945.
 


Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
from National Archives

 


 


Map of the Pacific Theater

from National Archives (Link to big photo)

 

A brief synopsis of the events and landings LSM-87 participated in during its war patrol in the Pacific theater during World War II:


About the "First Navy Jack Flag" (the Gadsen Flag) at the top of the page. Visit the website.


As of 31MAY2002, all US Navy Warships are to fly the First Navy Jack during the war on terrorism. Read the directive from the Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England.


Some photos provided by Navsource.org. Visit them at: http://www.navsource.org


NOTE FROM WEBMASTER: The title picture at the top of the page is an actual picture of LSM-85 altered to make it appear as LSM-87. To view the un-altered picture visit: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/14085.htm


 

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Revised 10/03/07 by Mark R. Kurzinski