The LST--American Innovation Wins at Normandy

America at Its Best

The LST (Landing Ship Tank) is an example of the American innovative spirit and productive capacity that has brought us through critical times. Innovations like the LST, the Liberty ships, and the Higgins boats enabled American forces to surprise and outmaneuver Hitler's totalitarian regime. Democracy's edge over totalitarianism is partly because democracy fosters innovation. Since we face another totalitarian enemy now, this story is important. Please sign in and listen to more.


             Art Pitz in crew quarters of LST,
          August 2008, Moline, Illinois


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