Omaha Beach LCT (5) Landing Craft Assault

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Omaha Beach LCT (5) Landing Craft Assault

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I am an artist working on a WWII drawing of a man’s father who was a US Navy sailor aboard LCT(5) 207 on D-Day. This sailor was firing a Browning 50 Caliber machine gun from the LCT when he was wounded in the arm.

Regarding the LCT(5), I have not been able to find any good information or photographs of the ship’s armament. I’m pretty sure these 50 caliber machine guns would have been mounted on the rear of the ship next to the wheelhouse, but from what I have researched this was where 20mm Oerlikon guns were. I also need to know exactly what kind of mount they would have been on.

Any information you can fill me in on with the LCT(5), and more specifically LCT 207, to depict it as accurately as possible would be greatly appreciated. I have attached some images of the LCT(5) I need info on. Thanks!
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