LCI(G) 559

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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.

    LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
    Laid down January 24 1944 - Launched February 19 1944

  1. USS LCI(L)-559
    Commissioned February 24 1944

  2. USS LCI(G)-559
    Reclassified Landing Craft Infantry (Guns) (LCI(G)) June 15 1944
    Decommissioned (date unknown)

    Transferred to State Department for disposal June 3 1946
    Turned over to the Netherlands East Indies government

    Struck from Naval Register June 19 1946
    Fate unknown

Naval Covers

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  1. LCI(L)-559 Covers Page 1     (1944)



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.
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Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LCI(G)-559 earned three battle stars for WWII service
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings October 20 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings January 7-18 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto April 1 to June 24 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)



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