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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|North African Occupation
Algeria-Morocco occupation, 8 November 1942
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Aleutian Islands operation
Attu occupation, 11 May 1943
Leyte landings, 20 to 28 October 1944
|Gilbert Islands operation
Tarawa landings, 20 November to 2 December 1943
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
|Manila Bay - Bicol operations
Zambales - Subic Bay, 20-30 January 1945
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 16 to 20 June 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 6 April 1945
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands
Babelthuapt Island landing, 15 September 1944
Ulithi Atoll landing, 23 September 1944
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|121k||Admiral Orient Lines cruise ship SS President Grant 1923 advertisement for sailings from Seattle to Japan.||Tommy Trampp|
|USS Harris (APA-2)
John Harris was born in Pennsylvania, 20 May 1790, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, 23 April 1814. He fought with a mounted detachment of Marines in the Florida Indian Wars 1836 to 37 and as part of the occupying force in Mexico near the close of the war. Harris was promoted to the office of Colonel Commandant of the Corps, 7 January 1859, on the eve of the Civil War. Colonel Harris died while serving as Commandant 12 May 1864.
|62k||USS Harris (APA-2) moored in the background of this photo of USS S-38 (SS-143) following overhaul at San Diego, April 1943.
US Navy photo # 1198-43 from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard collection now held at Seattle NARA.
|51k||USS Harris (APA-2) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Brian Morris|
|58k||USS Harris (APA-2) at anchor, date and location unknown. Harris is painted camouflage Design 32 Measure 4T.||Russ Padden|
|33k||USS Harris (APA-2) at anchor, date and location unknown. Harris is painted camouflage Design 32 Measure 4T.||Russ Padden|
|51k||USS Harris (APA-2) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Russ Padden|
|106k||USS Rixley (APH-3) in a floating drydock on the Wellington, N.Z.,
waterfront, 27 October 1943.
USS William P. Biddle (APA-8), USS Harris (APA-2) and USS Sheridan (APA-51)
are riding at anchor in the harbor and destroyers USS Anderson (DD-411) and
USS Russell (DD-414) are nested pierside. All units are in continuing TF53 exercises and drills for the coming assault of Tarawa in November.
Both destroyers were part of TF 53 that provided escort screen for the attack transports heading for Tarawa, screened heavier battle units as they shelled Betio Island
in support of the landings, and provided additional fire support for the attack transports as they collected Marine casualties.
Photo from the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, Wellington, New Zealand.
|David C. Hoover|
|302k||USS Harris (APA-2) LCVP-2-18 underway with troops aboard, date and location unknown.|
US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War Two", Arms and Armour Press.
|01||LCDR Van Eaton, Albert Montgomery, USN||19 August 1940 - 16 October 1940||AP-8|
|02||CAPT. Forster, Otto Marquard, USN (USNA 1912)||16 October 1940 - 15 February 1943||AP-8/APA-2|
|03||CDR. Van Eaton, Albert Montgomery||15 February 1943 - 30 June 1944||APA-2|
|04||CAPT. Murphy, Marion Emerson. USN (USNA 1922) :VADM||30 June 1944 - 26 May 1945||APA-2|
|05||CAPT. Burns, George Louis, USNR||26 May 1945 - 16 April 1946||APA-2|
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