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LCI(L)-135

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Crew of LCI(L)-135

 

Canadian landing craft at D-Day were operated by relatively small crews of around 20 sailors. In this photograph, many of the crew of LCI(L)- 135 pose aboard their landing craft. The sailors are wearing white gunshirts, while a petty officer (back row, right) wears a cap and jacket. One of the sailors (front row, second from left) holds a rabbit mascot on his shoulder. The crew of 135 have christened their craft "Lonesome Polecat", painting the name on the ship's bridge, along with a maple leaf (background). Many other Canadian landing craft received similar nicknames and artwork.

 

 Source: Canadian War Museum

George Metcalf Archival Collection CWM 19990143-004

Courtesy of the Canadian War Museum

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(4) Elliott (sp?), John  (12) Krpan, Ivan (John)

 

 

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