Landing Craft Flak 38

The Landing Craft Flak (LCF) was a conversion of the LCT that was intended to give anti-aircraft support to the landing. They were first used in the Dieppe Raid early in 1942. The ramp was welded shut, and a deck built on top of the Tank deck. They were equipped with several light anti-aircraft guns—a typical fitting was eight 20 mm Oerlikons and four QF 2 pdr "pom-poms" and had a crew of 60. On British examples, the operation of the craft was the responsibility of RN crew and the guns were manned by Royal Marines. They carried two naval officers and two marine officers.

Name: Clancy, Patrick

Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist

Age:

No.D/JX 610622

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel: 88-3

 

 

 

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Metcalfe, Oscar

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:21

No.C/JX 373791

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Oscar and Mary Metcalfe, of Cambois, Northhumberland.

 

Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel: 83

 

KIA Information: Known to have been died of his wounds on shore, somewhere  in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Reynolds, Marvin Charles

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.PO/X 114784

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Arthur Albert and Eliza Susan Ann Reynolds, of Romford, Essex.

 

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.