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LCI at D-Day
Guy S W DeLillio

This is a waterline LCI or landing craft infantry. I interviewed the commander of this landing craft several years ago and was inspired by his heroic story. This LCI (553) appears in a number of D-day photos near the Vierville exit. The ship ran aground and was pummeled with several 88mm shells but miraculously the entire company of 29th Division engineers and crew made it ashore safely. The ship was re floated and towed back to England to be scrapped. The scenes portray the arrival of LCI 553 approximately 10:30 am on D-Day. I used a number of Battlefield Miniatures and Britannia figures. The entire ship was scratch built and surrounded with plentiful amount of celluclay, acrylics, and clear gloss.

Guy SW DeLillio