WWII Landing Craft
In the harbor of Bayfield, Wisconsin a craft used for dredging and hauling rocks could hold a dramatic secret.
A local man whose father fought in the Second World War claims that, 60 years ago the vessel played a vital role in the D-Day landings, when it transported American tanks on to the beaches of Normandy.
Could this ship really be one of the 1500 'Landing Craft Tanks' designed and built to support the amphibious landings of World War II?
And did it really see action off the beaches of France?
History Detectives goes to Wisconsin and investigates.
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