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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 29 July 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, Binmaley Beach, 9 January 1945
Leyte landings, Dulag, 20 October and 18 November 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 17 June 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|21 October to 1 November1945||8 to 18 February 1946|
|13 to 20 April 1946|
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|USS Starlight (AP-175)
|375k||USS Starlight (AP-175) commissioning ceremony, 15 February 1944, CDR. William O. Britton, USNR assuming command.||Michael Kleaveland|
|81k||USS Starlight (AP-175) off New York Navy Yard, 4 May 1944. Starlight's radar mast was stepped on
top of the foremast rather than on the superstructure as in her sister, USS Storm King (AP-171).
This displaced the lookout station, and the two kingposts in the bow had to be connected by a lattice crossbar to provide a new location for it. This ship also
received two Welin davits on the main deck aft of the superstructure.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo #'s 19-N-66449, 19-N-66453 and 19-N-66451 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|78k||USS Starlight (AP-175) under way, date and location unknown. Her camouflage is pattern measure 32 design 8T.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|220k||USS Starlight (AP-175) off loading at pier 3 Manila from 4-7 August 1945. The units embarked were 780th Field Artillery and
the 41122-E Medical Battalion.
Photo by Carl Mydans, Life Magazine. Used for educational and non-commercial purpose.
| Merchant Service
Luckenbach Steamship Co..
States Marine Line.
|106k||Ex-Starlight (AP-175) moored at the Port of Stockton, CA. while loading a cargo of cotton. She is in the service of Luckenbach SS Corps. as that companies bulk cargo freighter SS Florence Luckenbach, circa 1949 to 1959.
Union Oil Co. postcard photo.
|415k||Ex-Starlight (AP-175) underway as States Marine Lines, SS Badger State, circa 1959 to 1969, location unknown.||Gerhard Mueller-Debus, ©William Schell.|
|01||CDR. Britton, William Omerod BUPERS Orders to Assume Command of USS Starlight||15 February 1944 - 25 November 1944|
|02||CAPT. Holden Jr., Edward C.||25 November 1944 - 3 August 1945|
|03||CAPT. Stokes, Philip Gaines :RADM||3 August 1945 - 12 August 1946|
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