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Navy Occupation Service Medal
|22 to 29 January 1946|
|20 to 25 March 1946|
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|USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121)
|106k||USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) underway in San Pedro Bay, 14 November 1944, starboard quarter view. Note she is painted with camouflage scheme 32/11A.
US Navy photo
|Capt Jerry Mason, USN|
|262k||The newly commissioned USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) undergoing a shipyard availability at Bethlehem Steel Ship Yard, San Francisco, 6 January 1945. Across the pier from Admiral W. L. Capps is USS Suffolk (AKA-69) and beyond Suffolk is an unidentified Attack Transport (APA).
US National Archives photo #'s 19-N-91523 and 19-N-91524 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine|
|70k||USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) at anchor, 1944, location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Courtesy, Chuck Ulrich, coordinator/historian AP Transport Group|
|96k||USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) moored pierside, Tokyo, Japan, date unknown. Photo from Lanier (APA-121) 1944-46 cruise book||Russ Padden|
|80k||USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||CDR Keith Barker, USCGR Ret. for his father-in-law, Jim Jennings USS Admiral W.L. Capps|
|79k||USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) ships laundry crew, date unknown. Note, Jim Jennings is at far left, holding the ace of hearts. The other sailors are unidentified.||CDR Keith Barker, USCGR Ret. for his father-in-law, Jim Jennings USS Admiral W.L. Capps|
|41k||USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121) deck plan||Russ Padden||USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121)
Hugh Joseph Gaffey, born 18 November 1895, in Harford, Conn., attended Officers Training School at Fort Niagara, N.Y., and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery Reserve 15August 1917. Assigned to the 312th Field Artillery at Fort Meade, Md., he went to Europe in August 1918 and served in France and Germany before returning to the United States in August 1919. During the next two decades he served at various posts in the United States and served with the 15th and 18th Field Artillery and the 7th Cavalry Brigade. Assigned to the I Armored Corps in July 1940, he served with them until July 1942 when he was assigned to the 2d Armored Division. Appointed Brigadier General 5 August 1942, he was sent to the European Theater in November. From 1943 to 1944 he was the Commanding General of the 2nd Armored Division. In April 1944, he was designated Chief of Staff for General Patton's 3d Army fighting in France. He then assumed command of the 4th Armored Division in December. From 1945 to 1946 he was the Commandant of the Armored School. Major General Gaffey was killed in a B-25 crash at Goodman Field, Ky., June 1946.
Photo courtesy of the 2nd Armored Division.
|133k||Pen and ink drawing of USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121)||Tommy Trampp|
|59k||USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121) underway, date and place unknown.
Photo by Wood
|Military Sea Transportation Service Society|
|111k||USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121) "THIS IS The Ship I Sailed On" pamphlet provided to all passengers boarding Gaffey||LT. Leonard Peter (Pete) Stamer, USN, Ret., donated by his daughter Linda Whealton, submitted by Robert Hall.|
|166k||USNS General Hugh J. Gaffey (T-AP-121) underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo
|74k||IX-507 moored at NavSta Pearl Harbor, HI., April 1987||Larry Lee|
|73k||ex IX-507 being scrapped at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 10 June 1999||Photo by
|01||CAPT. Haugen, Niels S. USCG||18 September 1944 - 8 May 1946|
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