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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Convoy UGS-38, 20 April 1944|
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|3 September to 21 October 1945||3 September to 21 October 1945|
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|138k||USS Laning (APD-55) detailed profile drawing.||©John Robert Barrett|
|126k||USS Laning (APD-55) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 21 July 1945. Although Laning had completed her APD conversion at
Philadelphia in February 1945, she was routed from Pearl Harbor to Mare Island in July for modification as a UDT command ship. Here is a close view of her topside spaces just beyond
the quad forties in the foreground.
US National Archives Photo from Record Group 19 LCM/dd373
|Rick Davis and John Chiquoine|
|125k||Aft plan view of USS Laning (APD-55) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 7 August 1945. Note Mare Island Ammunition Depot in the background.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5824-45.
|86k||Forward plan view of USS Laning (APD-55) at Navy Yard Mare Island, 7 August 1945.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5825-45.
|68k||Stern view of USS Laning (APD-55) underway off Navy Yard Mare Island, 8 August 1945.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5833-45.
|60k||Broadside view of USS Laning (APD-55) underway off Navy Yard Mare Island, 8 August 1945.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 5835-45.
|Robert Hurst and Darryl Baker|
|44k||USS Laning (APD-55) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Hyperwar US Navy in World War II|
|93k||USS Laning (APD-55) and USS Bowers (APD-40) moored pierside at Norfolk, VA., circa 1951-52. Note the bedding spread across the Bowers railings. Crews aired bedding on a weekly basis.||George Panos, QMS2C USS Earle B. Hall|
|67k||USS Laning (APD-55) underway as an APD flagship, circa 1964, location unknown.
US Navy photo from "Our Navy."
|01||CDR. Woodward, Edwin Charles||1 August 1943 - 8 November 1943||DE-153|
|02||LCDR. Shuman Jr., Edwin Arthur, USNR||8 November 1943 - November 1945||DE-153 / APD-55|
|03||LCDR. Bienvenue Sr., Roland Gilbert, USN (USNA 1941)||November 1945 - 21 January 1946||APD-55|
|04||LCDR. McKee, John Raymond USN||21 January 1946 - March 1946||APD-55|
|05||LTjg. Halsten, Patrick D., USNR||March 1946 - 28 June 1946||APD-55|
|Decommissioned||28 June 1946 - 6 April 1951||APD-55|
|06||LCDR. Patterson, John Durant, USN (USNA 1942)||6 April 1951 - ?||APD-55|
|07||LCDR. Wild, William Harvey||1953 - ?||APD-55|
|LCDR. Marr, Robert Irving, USN||1956||APD-55|
Contact: Robert L. Jones|
Address: 616 E Hancock St. Lansdale PA. 19446
E-mail: Robert L. Jones
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