A Dravo built LST landing a tank on a beach during World War II
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Color photograph of a LST landing with soldiers and a tank disembarking.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis Bettmann

Allied success during World War II was dependent upon amphibious invasions and mechanized equipment that could travel through water and operate in tropical environments. A manufacture of motor oil and lubricants for the steel industry before the war, Standard Oil's Pittsburgh Grease plant produced close to five million pounds of the special grease that was essential to the success of Allied amphibious operations in both Europe and the Pacific.

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