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USS LUNGA POINT   (CVE-94)
(later CVU-94 and AKV-32)

(Ex- ALAZON BAY)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Zulu - Foxtrot

CLASS - CASABLANCA
Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 512' 3" (oa) x 65' 2" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/38AA 8 x 40mm, 12 x 20mm, 27 Aircraft.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Skinner, Uniflow engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 860.

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CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309409
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"Morning Arrival." USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) arriving in San Diego en route to the Pacific Theatre, 1944. Painting by Wayne Scarpaci, 16"x24".

©Wayne Scarpaci
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309410
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USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) underway whilst preparing to accept a TBM Avenger as a second passes overhead, location and date unknown (USN photo).

Robert Hurst
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309402
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USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) operating with Task Force 77.4 in the Mindanao Sea, Philippines, 3 January 1945. Photographed from USS Makin Island (CVE-93). Lunga Point is painted in Camouflage Measure 33, Design 18A.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 99106).

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CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309413
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Camouflage Measure 33, Design 18A. Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for escort aircraft carriers of the CVE-55 (Casablanca) class. This plan, approved by Captain Torvald A. Solberg, USN, is dated 26 June 1944. It shows the ship's starboard side (compare to photo NS0309402, above), bow, stern and superstructure ends.

Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-174771).

Robert Hurst
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309413a
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Camouflage Measure 33, Design 18A. Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for escort aircraft carriers of the CVE-55 (Casablanca) class. This plan, approved by Captain Torvald A. Solberg, USN, is dated 26 June 1944. It shows the ship's port side.

Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-174770).

Robert Hurst
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309401
82k January 4, 1945 photo shows Lunga Point (CVE-94) passing the Makin Island (CVE-93) in the Sulu Sea. USN
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309403
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Burning Japanese Kamikaze airplane slides across the flight deck of USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) before falling into the sea, off Iwo Jima on 21 February 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives (# 80-G-430121).

NHC
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309411
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"Wing and wheel of third plane. From these pieces plane was identified as a Jill. Iwo Jima 22 February 1945."

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309404
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Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin, USN, Commander Escort Carrier Force, Pacific (left) is assisted from a TBM Avenger aircraft as he arrives on board USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) on 3 April 1945, during the Okinawa campaign.

Collection of Vice Admiral Calvin T. Durgin. Donated by his daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Durgin Sherrill, 1969.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 69404).

NHC
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309405
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Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin, USN, Commander Escort Carrier Force, Pacific (left) is welcomed aboard USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) after arriving in a TBM Avenger aircraft on 3 April 1945, during the Okinawa campaign.

Collection of Vice Admiral Calvin T. Durgin. Donated by his daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Durgin Sherrill, 1969.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 69405).

NHC
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309406
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Officers of the U.S. and British Navies on board USS Lunga Point, 11 September 1945. They are (from left to right, front): Rear Admiral Ralph S. Riggs, USN, Commander Cruiser Division 12; Captain R.A.B. Edwards, RN, Commanding Officer, HMS Gambia; and Captain Joseph L. Kane, USN, Chief of Staff for Commander Escort Carrier Forces, Pacific.

Collection of Vice Admiral Calvin T. Durgin. Donated by his daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Durgin Sherrill, 1969.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center (# NH 69409).

NHC
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309407
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USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) in heavy seas during a western Pacific storm, October 1945.

Courtesy of PHC John Highfill, USN (Retired).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 94874).

NHC
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309408
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USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) pitching heavily during a western Pacific storm, October 1945. Another escort carrier is steaming astern, beyond her starboard quarter. Photographed from USS Makin Island (CVE-93).

Courtesy of PHC John Highfill, USN (Retired).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph (# NH 94876).

NHC
CVE-94 Lunga Point
RADM George A.T. Washburn
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CAPT George A.T. Washburn was the first commanding officer of USS Lunga Point (CVE-94), 14 May 1944–5 July 1945.

George Arthur Tappan Washburn was born on 4 August 1902, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1923, and retired as a Rear Admiral. During his career he was awarded a Legion of Merit with Combat "V," "for exceptionally meritorious conduct" as commanding officer of Lunga Point during the invasion of Luzon, Philippine Islands, 3–18 January 1945; a Gold Star in lieu of a second Legion of Merit with Combat "V", "for exceptionally meritorious conduct" as commanding officer of Lunga Point while in support of the Iwo Jima Campaign, 10 February–14 March 1945; a Navy Cross "for extraordinary heroism" as commanding officer of Lunga Point at Okinawa, 2 April 1945; and other decorations. RADM Washburn died on 27 May 1978.

Bill Gonyo
CVE-94 Lunga Point
NS0309412
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USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) transports American P.O.W.'s in her hangar deck en route to Okinawa from Nagasaki, Japan following the end of hostilities in the Pacific, to receive medical care.

Bill Gonyo

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