Lloyd Jard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He attended Midshipman school at Columbia University. He was assigned to LST (Landing Ship Tank) 47 and deployed Europe, landing in England. From February until June of 1944, his unit remained in England training for the invasion of Normandy.
On June 6, 1944, Jard, aboard LST 47, landed in Normandy at Utah Beach. After the invasion, they traveled between North Africa, Italy and Southern France ferrying troops and supplies. Jard returned the U.S., and was preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended.
Transcript Number 012
Title: Lloyd Jard: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Lloyd Jard
Interviewer: Thor Ronningen
Date of Interview: August 4, 1998
Location of Interview: Wilmington, NC
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (ca. 28min.): sd. col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience