LCI(L) 344

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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-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
    Laid down October 26 1942 - Launched December 2 1942

  1. USS LCI(L)-344
    Commissioned January 18 1943 - Decommissioned (date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register April 17 1946
    Transferred to Maritime Commission April 1 1948 for disposal
    Fate unknown

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     (1943)



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
Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LCI(L)-344 earned six battle stars for World War II service
* Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation September 5-6 1943
Finschhafen occupation September 22 1943
Saidor occupation January 2-3 1944
* Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain December 26-27 1943
* Hollandia operation April 21-25 1944
* Western New Guinea operations
Biak Island operation May 27-28 1944
Morotai landings September 15 1944
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings October 12 to November 29 1944
* Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Nasugbu January 31 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)



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