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.
Keel Laid August 12 1942 - Launched October 29 1942
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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- LST-477 Covers Page 1 (1945)
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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LST-477 earned four battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service
* Gilbert Islands operation November 21 to December 8 1943
* Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls February 2-8 1944
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Guam July 21-29 1944
* Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima February 20-28 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (February 21-23 1945) - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Purple Heart (2-KIA, 7-WIA February 21-23 1945, Iwo Jima)
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