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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
Leyte landings, San Pedro Bay, 16 to 21 October and 19 to 29 November 1944
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 to 24 June 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and capture of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
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|USS Sumter (APA-52)
|98k||Sumter (APA-50) off Baltimore, MD., 10 May 1943, after arriving on her ferry voyage from Mobile, AL., and before conversion. Note that her rig as delivered by the builder consisted of three single masts.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # 19-N-44543, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
|78k||The just completed USS Sumter (APA-52) underway off Norfolk, 9 September 1943, her davits as yet empty of landing craft. The two empty gun tubs aft were soon filled by a pair of quad 1.1" machine cannon, ultimately replaced by twin 40 mm guns.
Photos and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|43k||USS Sumter (APA-52) underway, date and location unknown.||Terry Tull|
|90k||USS Sumter (APA-52) underway, date and location unknown.||Terry Tull|
|47k||USS Sumter (APA-52) underway, date and location unknown.||Terry Tull|
|72k||Ex-Sumter (APA-52) underway in merchant service as SS Gateway City departing Bremen, Germany, on the River Wiser, Germany, in thick fog, September 1966.||Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus|
|01||CAPT. Blackledge, Allan Douglas||1 September 1943 - 11 December 1943|
|02||CAPT. Haff, Theodore Germond||11 December 1943 - 30 July 1944|
|03||CDR. O'Pry Jr., James Theodore||30 July 1944 - 1 December 1945|
|04||CDR. Van Swearingen, Earl Kendall||1 December 1945 - 10 January 1946|
|05||LCDR. Winkel, Matthew John||10 January 1946 - 22 January 1946|
|06||LCDR. Callahan, Frank James||22 January 1946 - 19 March 1946|
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