Torpedoed in Engilsh Channel
LST 314 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations: Sicilian occupation, July 1943; Salerno landings, September 1943; Invasion of Normandy, June 1944. While off the coast of Normandy, LST 314 was struck by an enemy torpedo. Extensive damage sustained in torpedo attack sinks LST 314. 67 officers and crew perish in the attack.