National Geographic : 1944 Jul
Landing Craft for Invasion LCI(L) 335 Passes the Ammunition by Bucket Brigade at Rendova U. 1. wavy. uHIcIal This doughty little craft, commanded by Lt. John R. Powers, ran "The Slot" more than 20 times, carry ing troops and Seabees in the New Georgia and Bougainville drives (page 22). Clearly shown are the two ramps and the hornlike catheads which hoist the gangways in and out. Unloaded, the LCI(L)s (Landing Craft, In fantry, Large) wind in their stern anchors and back out, like the one in right background. Capture of Rendova played a big part in the taking of the air strip on Munda Point, close by.