LST 543

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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.

    LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
    Keel Laid December 6 1943 - Launched February 1 1944

  1. USS LST-543
    Commissioned March 6 1944 - Decommissioned May 31 1946

    Struck from Naval Register July 17 1947
    Sold December 5 1947 to Bosey, Philippines for scrap

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     (1944-45)

 

Postmarks

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
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Cover Image


 

Locy Type
2z

1945-06-15

JonBurdett lst543 19450615 pm.jpg
JonBurdett lst543 19450615.jpg

Censored wartime (WWII) use


 

Locy Type
2#

(Br. #15935)

1945-09-07

GregCiesielski LST543 19450907 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski LST543 19450907 1 Front.jpg

Wartime (WWII) use

 

Other Information

LST-543earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Invasion of Normandy June 6-25 1944
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto May 30 to June 30 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign star - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign star - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia clasp

 


 

If you have images or information to add to this page, then either contact the Curator or edit this page yourself and add it. See Editing Ship Pages for detailed information on editing this page.

 


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