Landing Craft Infantry - Large
Built in the USA and transferred to the RN on completion; then transferred to the RCN. 177 was transferred back to the RN on 01 Sep 1944.; then returned to the USN on 14 Mar 1946.
Lt William Cooper Gardner, RCNVR (06 Jun 1944 for D-Day Landings)
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Photos and Documents
LCI(L) 177 in the English Channel, March 1944
Photo taken from HMC LCI(L)-266
From the collection of Frank Tucker
Courtesy of Joe Phelan
LCI(L) 177 at Normandy
Original source unknown
Courtesy of Mathieu Masson
AFW 3083 Casualty Card - Kenneth Owen Broten
AFW 3083 Casualty Card from the WW2 service file of Pte (later Sgt) Kenneth Owen Broten. He landed with D Company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles on June 06, 1944. He was wounded by shrapnel in his left hand and evacuated off the beach aboard LCI(L) 177 the following day, as noted at the bottom right of the card. After three weeks in hospital in England, he rejoined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in July. Sgt Broten was KIA at Kalkar, Germany on February 16, 1945 and is buried at Groesbeek Cemetery near Nijmegen, Holland.
Courtesy of Jim Busby