USS Anne Arundel photographed from USS Ancon during the assault on Scoglitti, Sicily in July The photograph is dated 10 July the date of the landings, but it was probably taken slightly earlier because the ship still has a full load of landing craft.
"The Sonarman's War: A Memoir of Submarine Chasing and Mine Sweeping in World War II" by H.G. Jones, is a memoir of a U.S. Navy sonarman aboard a wooden submarine chaser operating from Africa and Sicily during the Allied invasions at Anzio and Southern France. He also served on two fleet mine sweepers in the Okinawa, Formosa and China operations. Note: this memoir mentions....the skipper from the transport Anne Arundel let his mess attendant share ice cream with us.
This book, "With Utmost Spirit: Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, by Barbara Tomblin very briefly mentions the USS Anne Arundel - AP during WWII.
This book, "WWII US Navy Vessls in Private Hands", mentions the USS Anne Arundel crewman Albert J. Michaud from Springfield, Massachusetts - Albert was an engineer on an LCVP, and he mortally wounded by a machine gun bullet at Omaha Beach during the "20th Wave" of D-Day.
This link talks about the Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron being transported from "Camp Shanks" New York on February 1944 to Cardiff, Whales on February The rough journey is documented in the book, "The Super Sixth", by George F.