The Dunedin LVT, Landing Vehicle Tracked

The Dunedin LVT, Landing Vehicle Tracked (HM29QS)

Location: Dunedin, FL 34698 Pinellas County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 0.273', W 82° 47.287'

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The LVT (amtrac) is an amphibious vehicle designed from Donald Roebling's Alligator for military operations on land and sea. 18,000 + were produced between 1941 and 1945. Originally built in Dunedin FL, LVTs played a significant role in our victory in WWII.

The Dunedin LVTs and the Marines stationed in Dunedin served in the first major land offensive in the pacific, Guadalcanal, in 1942 exactly 8 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

In a letter send from Okinawa in 1945, USMC Major General Roy S. Geiger called LVTs "the work horses of the Marine Corps. Except for the 'amtracs' it would have been impossible for our troops to get ashore on Tarawa, Saipan, Guam or Pelelieu without taking severe, if not prohibitive losses."

The Dunedin LVT honors Donald Roebling, the history of LVTs, the Spirit of America, Dunedin, the 1st Marine CorpsLVT Battalion established in Dunedin and those that followed, all Veterans, and all who served Our Nation.
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HM NumberHM29QS
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Date Added Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 324179 N 3098994
Decimal Degrees28.00455000, -82.78811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 0.273', W 82° 47.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 0' 16.38" N, 82° 47' 17.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)813, 727
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 360 Douglas Ave, Dunedin FL 34698, US
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