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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|North African occupation
Tunisian operations, 8 to 9 July 1943
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944|
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943||Invasion of Southern France, 18 August to 25 September 1944|
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|6 to 12 September 1945||13 to 20 November 1945|
|10 to 20 October 1945||20 January to 5 February 1946|
|28 October to 12 November 1945|
|20 January to 5 February 1946|
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|USS Samuel Chase (AP-56)
|96k||USS Samuel Chase (AP-56) underway in Hampton Roads, 14 September 1942.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-35228 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|USS Samuel Chase (APA-26)
|44k||USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) at anchor, date and place unknown.
US Coast Guard photo
|US Coast Guard Historian's Office|
|114k||USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Coast Guard photo
|CAPT. Jerry Mason, USN Ret.|
|56k||USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) recovering troops and vehicles after a landing exercise, late in 1943. A forward boom is lifting a 2½-ton truck from an LCM, while troops climb a cargo net from another LCM abaft the superstructure. Other troops have an easier ascent from an LCVP near the stern, boarding by an accommodation ladder. The LCVP is marked as one of USS Samuel Chase's boat complement, the PA26-24 on her bow identifying her as Boat 24 from APA-26. USS Samuel Chase is painted in what was called a graded pattern, dark blue below a hypothetical horizon line and haze gray above. One or more radar antennas have been carefully airbrushed out by a censor.
US Navy photo
|US Naval Historical Center|
|392k||"The Jaws of Death." A photo by CPHOM Robert F. Sargent, USCG. A Coast Guard-manned LCVP from USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) disembarks troops of the First Division on the morning of 6 June 1944 at Omaha Beach. Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph.||Bill Gonyo|
APA 26 998-46
|435k||Views of USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) while berthed at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA., 8 March 1946. YD-33 and stern of the USS Trego (AKA-78) are in the background to the left.
US Navy photo #'s File name: APA 26 998-46, Navy Photo, 3/8/46 and File name: APA 26 1001-46, Navy Photo, 3/8/46 from the collections of the Vallejo Naval and History Museum.
APA 26 1001-46
|01||CDR. Heimer, Robert Clarence USCG :RADM||13 June 1942 - 29 January 1944||AP-56|
|02||CAPT. Fritzsche, Edward H. USCG :RADM||29 January 1944 - 19 March 1945||APA-26|
|03||CAPT. Perry, Paul K. USCG||19 March 1945 - May 1946||APA-26|
|04||CDR. Conner, Terrill Hoyt Wilhelm USN||May 1946 - 1946||APA-26|
|05||CDR. Chipman, Briscoe USN||1946 - December 1946||APA-26|
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