Provisional Company, 193rd Tank Battaloin, Makin "Gilbert Islands, November 1943.
The LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was a class of amphibious vehicles designed for the U.S.Military during WWII. The original idea was for a cargo carrier from ship to shore. It wasn’t long before it evolved into a troop carrier and a fire support vehicle. After Tarawa the LTV(A) -1 and LVT(A)-4s were developed into Amtanks with the addition of more armor and heavy fire power.