Hit the beach! US Army M4A1 Sherman medium tanks unloads from a Navy LST (Landing Ship Tank) during a stateside training exercise. These vessels could carry a number of the M4 Sherman tanks, or a variety of other personnel and equipment. Massive landing craft filles to the gunnels with troops and equipment came into their own during the war as the spear point for amphibious invasion in the Pacific, the Mediterranean and in Europe. The tank is obviously new to the theatre. Soon the crew of this tank will have festooned their vehicle with a variety of things to improve their living conditions and chances of survival.
Book "Patton's Third Army" by Christopher J. Anderson