F. W. Beasecker collection

Soldiers await departure from Camp Edwards, Massachusetts

Soldiers await departure from Camp Edwards, Massachusetts, October 1942.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia.

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.
Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia

Assembly plant for Landing Craft Vehicle/Personnel (LCVP) in Cairns, Queensland Australia, 1943.

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Title

F. W. Beasecker collection

Creator

Beasecker, Helen Starr, 1912-1994
Beasecker, F.W. (Francis Wallace), 1917-1971

Description

Photographs of Lt. (later Capt.) F.W. Beasecker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Photographs of training at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts; visit to the Gibbon Boat Works in New Orleans, manufacturer of parts for the LCVP; housing in Carabelle, Florida; and Signal Corps and Engineer Amphibian Command photographs taken in Cairns, Australia. Images taken in Australia include construction of the landing craft boat assembly plant, production and testing of the LCVP and snapshots taken by Beasecker during his active duty with the 411th Engineer Battalion during WWII.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1942/1946

Rights

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Engineering and construction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean
United States
Boatbuilding
Landing craft

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

RHC-29

Language

eng


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