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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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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)
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
Diesel 1,225 Bbls
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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||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
||USS LSM-28 and LSM-82 beached at Okinawa along with other LSMs in 1945.
||William H. Bearfered to the USS LSM - LSMR Association
||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) .
|01||LT. Horneman, Kenneth H., USNR||1 July 1944 - October 1945|
|02||LTjg. Asher Jr., Jeffers W., USNR||October 1945 - 27 March 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler
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