I am trying to locate the deck and engineering logs of the LST 474 on which my father served as a plank owner from 1943 to 1945. I am trying to obtain a timeline of the events (small and large) he related to me over the years. There are many small details of life and events on a LST that participated in 7 D-days and I would like to fill in some blanks to an otherwise sterile history of the ship and crew.
My father was Joe Stewart, the ranking motor-machinist and a GQ gunner.
Dear Mr. Stewart,
Thank you for contacting History Hub. Deck logs for the LST-474 are at the National Archives
at College Park, Maryland (Archives 2).
For information on how to access them and order reproductions, contact Archives2Reference@nara.gov.
For your father’s service records, consult this page:
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records and read the instructions carefully.
Best of luck in your endeavor!