Indiana’s role in D-Day

(photo of Jeffboat in Jeffersonville, IN)

 

(NETWORK INDIANA)  Equipment made in Indiana played an important role in D-Day and the days that followed.

One of the major workhorses of the Normandy invasion was the L.S.T — the landing ship, comma, tank.

Over 15 of them were built at JeffBoat in Jeffersonville. Others were built by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. in Evansville.

They carried troops on D-Day who were bound for the invasion of Normandy. They carried some of those same men to hospitals after they were wounded. They also carried supplies and equipment, things they’d need in the days after D-Day.