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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Convoy UGS-36, April 1944||Luzon operation
Formosa attacks, 9 and 21 January 1945
China Coast attacks, 16 January 1945
Nansei Shoto attack, 22 January 1945
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 23 February to 3 March 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 March to 30 June 1945
5th and 3d Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation, 26 March to 1 June 1945
|3rd Fleet operations against Japan, 17 July to 3 August 1945|
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|USS Escalante (AO-70)|
|25k||USS Escalante (AO-70) under way, date and location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|30k||USS Escalante (AO-70) under way, date and location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|64k||USS Escalante (AO-70) under way, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|105k||USS Platte (AO-24) is topping off from USS Escalante (AO-70) in the main fleet train
formation, TF30.8, 2 August 1945. USS Mitchell (DE-43) is in utility and
ferry duty and in a couple hours would escort Escalante and USS Thetis Bay back
to Ulithi to relay another load.
Photo by George Silk, Life Magazine, aboard Thetis Bay. Used for educational and non-commercial purpose.
|Merchant Service Sinclair Refining Co.|
|74k||Sinclair Refining Co. tanker SS George MacDonald (ex-USS Escalante (AO-70) at anchor, date and location unknown.
Photo courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
|74k||The crippled tanker SS George MacDonald (ex-USS Escalante (AO-70)), 28 June 1960, under tow through calm seas about 150 miles
east of Savannah, GA. by her sister ship SS J.E. Dyer, headed toward Charleston S.C., approximately 90 miles away. The towline parted and and
George MacDonald sank, 30 June.
AP Wire Photo, courtesy Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages.
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