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Maritime Museum To Observe D-Day

National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5 docked at the west pier by the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego.

National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5 docked at the west pier by the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego.

 

Historic WWII Tug, LT-5, as it was in 1946 upon its return to the United States after World War II. It is now docked next to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego.
Historic WWII Tug, LT-5, as it was in 1946 upon its return to the United States after World War II. It is now docked next to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego.

OSWEGO – In commemoration of D-Day, the World War II battle that took place along the shores of Normandy, France, the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego will be offering special guided tours of the National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5 on June 10 from 1 – 4:30 p.m.

LT-5 is a D-Day veteran, and provided logistical support for ground troops as part of Operation Mulberry.

The tours will be conducted by Dan Ferens, a Vietnam-era veteran who served as an Air Force officer for eight years and as a civilian working for the Air Force for another 29 years.

He is also a member of the Oswego Veterans’ Council.

National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5 docked at the west pier by the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego.
National Historic Landmark WWII Tug, LT-5 docked at the west pier by the H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego.

Ferens’ father, Walter F. Ferens, was a P.O.W. during World War II for almost two years. Sergeant Walter Ferens served in the US Army Air Force and was captured by Germans after he was shot down on July 25, 1943. Walter received a Purple Heart, Air Medal and was recognized as the Oswego Veteran of the Year in 2001.

Veterans who visit throughout the day will receive a free copy of the hardcover book “Ordeal of Convoy N. Y. 119,” by Charles Dana Gibson, author and military specialist on marine transportation.

For more information about this program or other events contact the Maritime Museum at 315-342-0480 or visit: www.hlwmm.org