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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Leyte landings, 24 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 to 28 April 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|12 October to 18 November 1945|
|27 January to 17 February 1946|
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|110k||USS Comfort (AH-6), on the right, undergoing conversion to a hospital ship at Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro, CA., 31 December 1943. Note she has yet to be painted in hospital ship colors. The destroyer to the left is USS Preston (DD-795). The destroyer in the center is USS Cassin Young (DD-793) which was commissioned on this date.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-117682, from the US Navy BUSHIPS collection now in the collections of the US National Archives..
|Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA|
|84k||USS Comfort (AH-6) under construction at the Bethlehem Steel yard at San Pedro, CA.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-381457 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
|112k||USS Comfort (AH-6) in the outer harbor at San Pedro, CA., 29 May 1944, soon after completion.
US National Archives RG-19-LCM, photo # unknown, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|81k||USS Comfort (AH-6) after completing her trials, gets underway at San Pedro, California, 29 May 1944, heading for the war zone.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-381457-A from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
|157k||USS Comfort (AH-6) crew and medical staff pose for a crew photo on deck prior to departing for the war zone on 29 May 1944 from San Pedro, CA.||Tommy Trampp|
|31k||USS Comfort (AH-6) arrives at Hollandia, New Guinea in December 1944. A US Army Base (Base "G") was set up at Hollandia in mid-January 1944 primarily to prepare and support future operations in the Philippines. By 30 June 1944, the 27th Hospital Center had been developed, including 4 General Hospitals, 2 Station and 1 Field Hospital with an aggregate bed capacity of 3,650, which was increased to 8,930 by October 1944, and further expanded 9,502 by spring 1945.
Photo from World War II U.S. Medical Research Centre.
|172k||USS Comfort (AH-6) underway in May 1945 off-shore during the Battle for Okinawa.
US Navy photo from the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery collection.
|53k||USS Comfort (AH-6) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|US Navy Hospital Ships|
|80k||USS Comfort (AH-6) at anchor off Okinawa, date unknown.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-311384 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
|138k||USS Comfort (AH-6)'s operating room after Kamikaze hit, 29 April 1945, while off Okinawa. All the doctors and nurses in the operating room were killed when the plane hit the ship.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-315912 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
|113k||Army nurse 1st Lt. Frances M. LaJeric sitting on a hatch on USS Comfort (AH-6)"s deck as she weeps for her slain friends and patients. Six doctors, six nurses, nine army medical corpsmen, one navy crewman, and seven patients were killed in the attack; 38 army and navy enlisted men were injured.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-315875 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
|102k||A group of USS Comfort (AH-6)"s nurses gather around to examine wreckage of the Japanese kamikaze plane that struck the ship..
US National Archives photo # 80-G-315914 from "Hospital Ships of World War II: An Illustrated Reference" by Emory A. Massman.
|360k||USS Comfort (AH-6), 3 May 1945, at Guam. Army Nurse 1st LT Mary Jensen looks up through the hole in the concrete and steel deck of the ship punctured when a Japanese suicide pilot crashed dived into the ship off Okinawa with his bomb-laden plane. Nurse Jensen, who had stepped out of the main surgery supply room less than one minute before it was completely demolished by the explosion, is standing three decks below where the crash occurred.
Photo courtesy of the Pacific War Museum.
|111k||USS Comfort (AH-6) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|1203k||USS Comfort (AH-6) at anchor near the end of World War II, location and date unknown.||Darryl Baker|
|01||CDR. Fultz, Harold Farnham, USN||5 May 1944 - 15 April 1945|
|02||LCDR. Tooker, Adin||15 April 1945 - ?|
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