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.
Laid down October 6 1942 - Launched November 9 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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- 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-463 earned Nine Battle stars for World War II service
* Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain
December 28-31 1943, January 3-7, 11-14, 23-25, February 7-10, 18-21, February 25 to March 1 1944
* Eastern New Guinea operation
January 15-17, 19-22, 28-30, February 12-14 1944
* Hollandia operation
April 21-25 1944
* Western New Guinea operations
Biak Island operation
May 27-29, May 31 to June 4, June 12-16, 18-20 1944
Noemfoor Island operation
July 3-10, 12-17 1944
Cape Sansapor operation
July 30, August 4, 6-12, 14-20, 22-28 1944
September 15 1944
* Leyte operations
October 13-28, November 5-18 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landing
January 4-15 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto
June 12-30 1945
* Manila Bay-Bicol operation
January 29-30 1945
* Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings
April 17-23 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (9) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
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