The USS LST 393 is a World War II landing ship that is now docking permanently at Muskegon lake and serves as a museum. The ship was part of the landing in Normandy on D-Day. This year they celebrated the anniversary with an event called D-Day Plus 73. Events included a swing dance party, pin-up contest, re-enactments and more. Well, before I headed to work that Saturday afternoon I stopped by for an hour or so with my Kodak Retina and Tri X. It was before the pin-up contest and the re-enactment, so I walked around and took some shots of what I could. I really could have stayed there all day, but like I mentioned, I had to work. P.S. after 2 years that bottle of Rodinal is still not gone yet, but I finally made some Xtol again!
6 thoughts on “D-Day Plus 73 at the USS LST 393”
That Ford Falcon (from about 1963-4) is out of place, but the Auburn isn’t. Beautiful car!
You are right. What’s the falcon doing there.
Love the shot of the guy dressed as Patton.
He look pretty convincing too.
These are great! I’d love to see a reenactment sometime.
You should! Definitely fun and lots of photo opportunity.