are beautiful, high-quality flags flown aboard LST-325. They
measure a standard 3 x 5 feet. The American flags come with a
Certificate of Authenticity suitable for presentation. The
certificate is hand-inscribed on the heading with date flown, latitude
and longitude, along with a signature.
flags are also available.
LST 325 Gray Pocket T
This pocket T
has LST 325 and a silouette of the ship over the pocket.
LST 325 Green Pocket T
This pocket T
has LST 325 and a silouette of the ship over the pocket.
Show off your
vitage style with this Tee
Gator Navy Tee
A tee inspired by the "Gator Navy." Also known as U.S. Naval Amphibious Forces.
The LST 325 Helipad. Now on a tee shirt!
LST 325 Sock Hat
Warm up this
winter with an official USS LST 325 Sock Hat! Great for windy
days on ship.
Grey cap features the LST 325 on the front, with "Last of the Class" on
the front. This cap also features a metal clasp adjustment strap.
/ Blue Cap
brought back an old favourite. This Khaki cap has a metal clasp back
for easy and durable adjustment.
A great hat
for the little sailor in your family. Kids love to wear this
LST 325 PATCHES We have great
stiched patches for your jacket, backpack, or vest.
LST Ship Memorial
LST 325 PINS We have 14
different pin designs available. From the American Flag,
Navy Jack Flag, Lady Liberty, USS LST Ship Memorial Logo, a Sailor, and
the USS LST 325! Look below to find your favorite.
USS LST Ship Memorial
American and Navy
Freedom Isn't Free
LST Ship Memorial Challenge Coins
USS LST Memorial
USS LST 325
Return of LST-325
is the 50-min. program that originally aired on Nov.
11, 2006 on the History Channel. It covers the journey of the
USS LST 325 from Crete, Greece to the USA.
Bringing Home the LST 325
comprehensive video was filmed by Gold Crew member Ron
documents the entire voyage, beginning during the restoration efforts
in Souda Bay (Crete), and ending with shipboard footage of the grand
arrival in Mobile, AL, on Jan. 10, 2001. This is the best and
most comprehensive footage of the work of our crewmembers and their
experiences for several long months of hard work. It's also
for showing your family and friends what life is like aboard an
This is a 46 minute
video about the design, production and use of LSTs
(Landing Ship Tanks) for WWII.
Back A Hero Written by Capt.
A personal account of
the process of finding and trying to bring back an LST to the states by
the captain who succeeded! Our own Captain Robert Jornlin
shares his story of triumph to save this important piece of our
Raiders: The Story of
LST-325 Written by David
David Bronson is the
son of James Bronson who served on the USNS
LST-325. This book is about the USS LST 325 during 1942 to
1946, it covers the invasion of Sicily and Salerno, and the D-Day
invasion of Normandy. A great collection of personal stories
complimented with facts.
325: Workhorse of the
Waves & Evansville's War Machine
Evansville Courier & Press
picture-filled, vividly detailed 128-page book chronicles the esteemed
history of the LST - a crucial link to our community's past. In
addition, the book features information about World War II-era planes,
tanks and munitions made in Evansville.
By Andrew L. Clark
A great read over all "Cornfield" shipyards setup on inland rivers.
Wonderful pictures and information about our Nation's
contribution to WWII.
Flat-Bottom Oddyssey Written
by Gene Jager
At the end of
1941, European ports were held by the enemy. The heavy weapons needed
to retake the captured lands would have to be delivered in
flat-bottomed, bow-loading ships that could load 20 Sherman tanks and
deliver them, under fire, on hostile beaches. One man, who served on an
LST (Landing Ship, Tanks), tells of the untrained men going into battle
in untried ships, called upon to do on-the-job training and fight a war
in the process.
LST 388: A WWII Journal Written
by Robert von der Osten, with Barbara von der Osten
Through his journal
entries, von der Osten takes us with him to war, from his training days
in the newly created amphibious force, to practice beachings on the
Chesapeake Bay; from the ports of North Africa and the United Kingdom,
to the hostile shores of Sicily, Salerno, and Normandy. All the while
serving as a radioman aboard this new kind of ship, the landing ship,
LST 388 is one man's honest accounting of the days leading
up to war and what he experienced and witnessed while there. Part
narrative, part journal entries, this is an account of history as it
was being made.
WWII Heroes: We were just doing our Jobs Written
by Linda E. Minton
and interviewing over sixty-five veterans, or the family they left
behind, I have written their amazing stories. The accounts of these
ninety-year old men are fascinating reading for anyone who enjoys
history. Also, it is a reminder to be thankful for our freedom. It's
important to know what WWII veterans endured, suffered, and survived.
Read their heartfelt stories; thank them whenever possible. They are
incredible, humble men and women who were just doing their jobs. Also,
there are several stories of women and men who worked in the factories
in Indiana making war products. The home front had to sacrifice as well
as the men who were gone. The remaining stories are about men, women
and children who were from other countries during the war. Some were
our Allies and a few were from the Axis countries. War affected
everyone during the 1940's. These stories help us learn what these
people lived through during the days of WWII. $15.00
to Valhalla Written
by a true
Lehmann, who is codenamed Lorelei after
the siren of Germanic lore, is the English-speaking daughter of
Hitler's old comrade and a member of the Fuhrer's inner circle. She is
beautiful, athletic, clever--the epitome of Aryan womanhood--and
the Nazi's top spy. Sent to America , she'll stop at nothing to
accomplish her mission, including masquerading as a Jew. The
year is 1942. At the U.S. Naval LST Shipyard in Evansville , Indiana ,
a Jewish metallurgist named Joseph Mayer is conducting top-secret
experiments for the military. Life could not be better for Joe. He
loves his job and he is dating a beautiful, young, Jewish woman...
to Valhalla Written
During the critical, last months of the Second World War, Nazi spy
Erika Lehmann returns to Germany seeking revenge after discovering
Heinrich Himmler ordered her father's murder. Return to Valhalla is the
story of one woman's journey of self-discovery through heartbreak,
disillusionment, and eventual redemption.
from Valhalla Written
In the months just after the end of WWII, two deadly and cunning
women find themselves pitted against each other in a leathal game of
Cat and mouse. Set in the earliest days of the Cold War, Fall From Valhalla
is a superb thrille in the world of undercover 'spooks' and 'ghosts'.
of the Reich Written
Elizabeth Ault. Strong-willed and ambitious, she is Cincinnati's top
newspaper reporter. Tireless when it comes to investigating an
important story, Elizabeth has a reputation for being first on the
scene and getting her scoop-no matter what it takes. Frank Ault. A
tough-as-nails, no-nonsense homicide detective for the Cincinnati
police. Frank is equally adept at using his brains or his fists to
solve a case; hunts the elusive suspect, Anne Brown. His wife,
Cincinnati Observer reporter Elizabeth Ault, races her husband to find
Brown first, causing friction between husband and wife. But this time
Elizabeth plays with fire. Little does Elizabeth know she will quickly
be transformed from pursuer to prey, and that events will take place
that change the lives of the Aults forever.
Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002
By Gordon L. Rottman
Landing Ship Tank (LST) is one of the most famous of the many World War
II amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly
on to shore and extracting itself, the LST provided the backbone of all
Allied landings between 1943 and 1945, notably during the D-Day
invasion. Through its history, the LST saw service from late 1942 until
late 2002, when the US Navy decommissioned the USS Frederick
(LST-1184), the last ship of its type. This book reveals the
development and use of the LST, including its excellence beyond its
initial design expectations.
1944 (1) Omaha Beach
By Steven J. Zolaga
first title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War
II (1939-1945). The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the largest
amphibious military operation ever mounted. The greatest armada the
world had ever seen was assembled to transport the Allied invasion
force across the Channel and open the long-awaited second front against
Hitler’s Third Reich. Of the landings on the five assault beaches,
Omaha Beach was the only one ever in doubt. Within moments of the first
wave landing a third of the assault troops were casualties. Yet by the
end of D-Day the Atlantic Wall had been breached and the US Army’s V
Corps was firmly entrenched on French soil.
Front Warriors Written
by Harold B. Morgan Evansville's
most renowned WWII products were the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter and the
Landing Ship Tank; the LST. This book endeavors to illustrate how the
devoted employees built the components and assembled the P-47 and the
LST. The author's goal is to provide as many war-time producution
employee photos as space allowed.
Out of Stock
Birth of the LST
by James W. Knox
is a great quick reference book to the LST
by Clendel Williams
creative narrative history stories, some humorous along with numerous
facts, relate to the times and living conditions that were present
during WWII, from 1942 through 1945.
by J. Edward Day
The Story of a Kennedy Cabinet Member in the WWII ANtisubmarine
Navy. Day was the Postmaster General who innitiated the "zip code" in
1963. Like the President, Day served in the Navy During WWII
by Harold B. Morgan
entire nation was ramping up for war during the crucial building year
of 1942, Evansville had a lion’s share of building and construction.
Crews worked every day, rain or shine, to complete the facilities
needed at Camps Breckenridge and Campbell, George and Sturgis Army Air
Fields so that over 70,000 service men and staff had a place to train
Second Pearl Harbor
by Gene Eric Salecher
In May 1944 the navy had assembled a fleet of landing ship tanks (LSTs)
in the West Loch section of Pearl Harbor. On May 21, an explosion tore
through the calm afternoon sky, spreading fire and chaos. When the
fires had been brought under control, six LSTs had been lost, many
others were badly damaged, and more than 500 military personnel had
been killed or injured. To ensure the success of those still able to
depart for the invasion the navy at once issued a censorship order,
which has kept this disaster from public scrutiny for seventy years. Temporarily
Out of Stock $35.00
Whistle Key Chain Temporarily
Out of Stock The Bosun or
Boatswain Pipe is used for special occasions, and for commands.
Practice makes perfect with
this authentic and working whistle.
Gator Navy Gator This 10" stuffed
animal Is showing off
his LST pride with his own Gator Navy Shirt. This little guy can sit
unsuppoterd and is just too cute to pass up.
Tank Model Kit Build your own Sheman
Tank with this easy to put together 1:32 scale model of the famous M4A3
Tank Model Kit Construct your own
Tiger Tank with this
easy to assemble 1:32 scale model of the fearsome Panzer VI "Tiger".
This model is also battery operated, batteries not included.
Signal Flag and Semaphore Kit Learn about Signaling with this Kit.
Includes two decks of Playing Cards (Signal Flags and Semaphores), A
poster of Signal Flags, A poster of the Evolution of the Military
Phonetic Alphabet, 2 Morse Code flashers and cheat sheets, 2
reproduction semaphore training dials, and a book on the "History of
Naval Spotter Playing Cards Set of Playing Cards showing ship silhouettes from the 1940's through the 1960's. Learn while you play!
Poster Playing Cards Set of Playing Cards displaying posters from WWI and WWII
Donated wooden models
built by George Tircuit. These models
are hand made with care. We have LSTs (Choice of Ramp or Elevator),
LCMs, and LCVPs all for sale,
there may be a waiting list. Call for more information,
LST 325 Calendar
This 12 month
calendar includes following at-a-glance on the back and is
full of great
pictures of the USS LST 325. Many of the pictures in the
calendar were donated by volunteers and visitors.
Great new pictures on these
colorful magnets! Get one of each and look down below for postcards!
Show your pride with a USS LST Ship
Memorial Logo Decal!
LST 325 Suncatcher/ Ornament
Accent any window
with the USS LST 325 suncatcher and show your
3/34" x 2 1/4"
LST Ship Memorial Drinkware
Show your pride in
the USS LST 325 with every sip!
Cermaic Logo Mug made in the USA by Grey
These unique designs
could be the showcase pieces in
shot glass collection!
Flare 2 oz
For when you
are quite serious about
what you are writing, this piece of former ordinance has become mighty!
Black ink, non retractable for down range composition.
necklace is a standard WWII projectile M33 full metal jacket heavy
machine gun round, 647 grain .50 cal., US Mil spec. projectile.
are all the rage. This bracelet features embossed
"LST 325". Wear it proudly!
you for your support!
Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.