Launch of LST-750, Dravo's Neville Island Yard, Pittsburgh, PA, Memorial Day, 1944.
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This photograph was taken at the launch of this ship on Memorial Day, 1944.

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

On Memorial Day, 1944, more than 25,000 gathered in Pittsburgh to watch the launch of LST-750, which Allegheny County residents had financed by purchasing $5,000,000 worth of extra war bonds. In 1944, Dravo Corporation's Neville Island Yard worked round the clock. It built 15 LSTs in a six-week period before the D-Day invasion. Damaged by a Japanese kamikaze, the LST-750 sank near the Philippines' Negros Island in December 1944.

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