Ralph Scott Williams Jr. – LCI(L)-11 D-Day Action Report
On 10/28/09, I sent the following request to the National Archives and Records Administration:
Modern Military Records Unit (NWCTM)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Dear Sir or Madam:
I have been researching my grandfather (Ralph Scott Williams Jr., USNR, 570 06 78)’s service in World War II for several years. I am writing to find what records are available pertaining to the ship that he served on overseas.
He served on USS LCI(L)-11 from 5/21/1943 to 11/4/1944. In his military file, it states he took part in the invasion of Sicily, Italy, the assault landings at Anzio, Italy, and the D-Day assault in Normandy, France.
I would greatly appreciate any help in locating records pertaining to this ship.
Brian M. Davis
I recently received the vessel’s action report from Operation Overlord, dated 7/12/1944. It states the following:
[LCI(L)-11] participated in transporting officers and men to Utah assault area – invasion of Normandy from 6-13 June 1944 – in task force 125.
Click on the above images for more detailed information pertaining to LCI(L)-11 and its role in Operation Overlord. I am currently piecing together a short history of my grandfather’s naval service for my World War 2 project, which should be posted sometime next year.
Brian Davis – Christine Davis (Williams) – Ralph Scott Williams Jr.