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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 7 May 1944, at Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 28 May 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-28, 1 July 1944, LT. Kenneth Horneman USNR in command
  • During World War II USS LSM-28 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
  • At Okinawa LSM Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. L. Weigle USN (27);
    LSM Group Thirty-Eight, LCDR. T. F. Lane USNR;
    LSM Division Seventy-Six and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation;
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation;
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa, 1 to 28 April 1945

  • Decommissioned, 27 March 1946, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USS LSM-28 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 1 December 1947, to Hill Dredging Corp., Ventnor, NJ, fate unknown
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 34' 6"
    light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft
    fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    5 officers
    54 enlisted
    one twin bow mounted 40mm gun
    four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,225 Bbls
    Troop Accommodations
    2 officers
    46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)
    two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) Diesel engines, direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    twin propellers, 2,800shp

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    LSM-28 61k USS LSM-28, USS LSM-29 and USS LSM-52 at Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Philippines, 9 January, 1945. Associated Press photo. Mike Solo, Ensign, USNR, USS LSM 28 and
    Jefferson W. Asher, Jr. Ensign USNR USS LSM-28
    LSM-82 63k USS LSM-28 and LSM-82 beached at Okinawa along with other LSMs in 1945. William H. Bearfered to the USS LSM - LSMR Association
    LSM-28 64k USS LSM-28 at Pearl Harbor in August 1945. Mike Solo, Ensign, USNR, USS LSM 28

    The history extract for LSM-28 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9) .
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Horneman, Kenneth H., USNR1 July 1944 - October 1945
    02LTjg. Asher Jr., Jeffers W., USNROctober 1945 - 27 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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