LCI(R) 71

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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)-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)
    Keel Laid September 15 1942 - Launched October 25 1942

  1. USS LCI(L)-71
    Commissioned December 29 1942

  2. USS LCI(R)-71
    Redesignated Landing Craft Rockets (LCI(R)) July 10 1945
    Decommissioned (Date unknown)

    Struck from Naval Register 1946
    Transferred May 3 1948 to Maritime Commission 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).

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  1. Covers Page 1     (1943-44)



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.

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Killer Bar Text

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Other Information

LCI(L)-71 / LCI(R)-71 earned seven battle stars for WWII service
* Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, September 4-6, 9-13 and 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
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings, October 12 to November 29 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landing, January 4-18 1945
* Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Palawan Island landings, February 28 1945
Mindanao Island landings, April 17-23 1945
* Borneo operations
Tarakan Island operation, April 27 to May 5 1945
Brunei Bay operation, June 10 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)



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