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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings, 7 to 9 August 1942||Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 4 February 1944
|Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 13 October and 11 November 1942||Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 26 July 1944
Attu occupation, 11 to 16 May 1943
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 26 April and 1 to 5 May 1944|
|Gilbert Islands operation, 20 to 29 November 1943||Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 9 to 16 March 1945
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|USS Zeilin (AP-9)
|104k||USS Zeilin (AP-9) at Todd Seattle Dry Docks, Inc., 12 January 1942. This ship and USS Harris (AP-8) retained the split superstructure with which they were originally completed. The break between the bridge and funnel contained a small hatch served by two kingposts. This area was filled in with additional superstructure during civilian service in the 1920s or 1930s in the other units of this class acquired by the Navy. AP 8 and 9 also retained merchant-style boat davits for nearly the entire war.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, Photo No. 19-N-26584 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|USS Zeilin (APA-3)
|111k||USS Zeilin (APA-3) at anchor after her initial conversion to an Attack Transport. Shown here without radar and with liner-style davits. The big boat forward with the curved bow is a 45-ft LCM(2); nested in it is an LCV. The boats in davits are ramp-less Higgins LCPLs.
US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Freidman.
|71k||USS Zeilin (APA-3) at anchor after her initial conversion to an Attack Transport in November 1942.
Photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Freidman.
|32k||USS Zeilin (APA-3) underway, circa 1943, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Joe Radigan MAC USN Ret.|
|143k||Soldiers unload landing craft on the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, on 13 May 1943. LCVPs in the foreground are from USS Zeilin (APA-3) and USS Heywood (APA-6).
US National Archives photo # 80-G-50921, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|67k||Soldiers pull an ammunition cart along the beach at Massacre Bay, Attu, 12 May 1943. One of the LCVPs in the background is from USS Zeilin (APA-3).
US National Archives photo # 80-G-50827, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Scott at LBS Products|
|110k||USS Zeilin (APA-3) underway in San Francisco Bay, CA, circa late 1945.
Photo Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1973.
US Navy photo # NH 78156 now in the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
|US Naval Historical Center|
|31k||USS Zeilin (APA-3) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|47k||USS Zeilin (APA-3) underway while a part of the Guam amphibious invasion force, July 1944. Photo taken from USS Ringgold (DD-500), Dwight Spayth collection.||John Chiquoine|
|01||CAPT. Buchanan, Pat USNR||3 January 1942 - ?|
|02||CDR. Fitzpatrick, Thomas Benjamin||May 1943 - September 1943|
|03||CAPT. Logan, J.||May 1945|
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