LST 609

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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
    Laid down December 10 1943 - Launched April 15 1944

  1. USS LST-609
    Placed in Reduced Commission April 27 1944
    Commissioned (Full) May 15 1944 - Decommissioned January 4 1946

    Struck from Naval Register January 21 1946
    Sold September 26 1947 to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD 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     (1945)

 

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.


 

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Killer Bar Text

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NO POSTMARKS
REPORTED

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Other Information

LST-609 earned four battle stars for World War II service
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings, October 20 1944
* Luzon operations
Lingayen Gulf landing, December 12-18 1944
* Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Zambales-Subic Bay, January 9 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, January 29-30 1945

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

 


 

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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