CASSIA COUNTY LST 527

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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    LST-491 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid October 23 1943 - Launched January 3 1944

  1. USS LST-527
    Commissioned February 17 1944 - Decommissioned February 28 1945
    Recommissioned September 21 1950

  2. USS CASSIA COUNTY LST-527
    Named July 1 1955
    Decommissioned December 21 1956

    Struck from Naval Register October 1 1958
    Sunk as target March 3 1959

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each name of the ship (for example, Bushnell AG-32 / Sumner AGS-5 are different names for the same ship so there should be one set of pages for Bushnell and one set for Sumner). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. Covers Page 1     (1945)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each name and/or commissioning period. Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link To
Cover Image



 

Locy Type
2z

1945-03-28
to
1945-04-02

JonBurdett lst527 19450328 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst527 19450328.jpg

Mark from back of cover


 

Other Information

LST-527 earned one battle star for World War II service and two battle stars for Korean War service
* Invasion of Normandy June 6-25 1944
* Second Korean Winter January 11-12 1952 and February 21-28 1952
* Korean Summer-Fall May 7-17 and 29 to June 11, 16 and 17, and July 27 1953


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korea Service Medal (2) - United Nations Korea Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

NAMESAKE - Cassia County, Idaho

 


 

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