Ship Specifications

 

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:

 

Specifications:

LSM-87 beached, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Is. April 1945.

Photo by Purl Allan Ferrier, Seaman 1st class, SV-6 USNR, LSM-87

 

 

 

LSM-87 beached, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Is. April 1945. To the port side of LSM-87 is a partially identifiable LCT, with hull number ending in 44.

Photo by Purl Allan Ferrier, Seaman 1st class, SV-6 USNR, LSM-87

 

 

LSM-87 beached while unloading trucks, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Is. April 1945. Photo by Purl Allan Ferrier, Seaman 1st class, SV-6 USNR, LSM-87  

 

LSM-87 beached after unloading trucks, Ie Shima, Ryukyu Is. April 1945.

Photo by Purl Allan Ferrier, Seaman 1st class, SV-6 USNR, LSM-87

 

 

"Starboard side of Crash beached on Ie Shima. Note hole in conning tower where hit. Above porthole are Jap flags painted on for two invasions. One Jap plane shot down" Lt.(jg) Edward F. Kurzinski, April 1945.

Photo by Purl Allan Ferrier, Seaman 1st class, SV-6 USNR, LSM-87

 

 

"View of LSM-87 before repairs. Nice looking tear. On conn is Jap flag for plane we shot down & palm tree with two flag signifies two invasions. Leyte PI." Lt.(jg) Edward F. Kurzinski, Leyte, Philippine Is., April 1945.

Photo by Edward F. Kurzinski, Lt.(jg) USNR, LSM-87

 

 

"Memory of Ernie Pyle killed on Ie Shima. They are now erecting a large monument to him. This sign was put up even during fighting." Lt.(jg) Edward F. Kurzinski, Ie Shima, April 1945.

Photo by Edward F. Kurzinski, Lt.(jg) USNR, LSM-87

 


The sign says: "At this spot the 77th Infantry Division lost a buddy Ernie Pyle 18 April 1945"

 

"'87' at Yokohama" Lt.(jg) Edward F. Kurzinski, Yokohama, Tokyo Bay, Japan, October 1945.

Unknown photo credit

 


From L to R: Unknown (with back turned), Lt.(jg) Edward F. Kurzinski, F1c Purl A. Ferrier, StM2c James Nixon

 

Revised 06/21/2003 by Mark R. Kurzinski