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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Leyte landings, 19 to 29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay landing, 7 and 8 December 1944
Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945
Lingayen Gulf landing, 16 to 18 January 1945
|Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings 12 July 1945
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
El Farile, Manila Bay, 13 April 1945
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|50k||USS LSM-51 at right and USS LSM-18 foreground at Ormoc Bay, Philippine Islands, circa 7-11 December 1944.||Bill Brinkley and the USS LSM-LSMR Association|
|20k||USS LSM-51 at Lemery, Luzon, P.I., LTjg. Wilson Dickson standing on the ramp||LSM-51 Web Site|
|44k||USS LSM-51 alongside Fort Drum in Manila Bay, 13 April 1945, during the assault on the fort. Note the two LCTs standing off waiting to transfer troops to the fort.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|881k||USS LSM-51 alongside Fort Drum in Manila Bay, 13 April 1945, during the assault on the fort.
US National Archives photo # SC 205913, a US Army Signal Corps. photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|1196k||USS LSM-51 alongside Fort Drum in Manila Bay, 13 April 1945 during the assault on the fort. Using a specially built ramp from the bridge of LSM-51 to the top of the wall, Infantrymen land at Fort Drum to cover Engineers during operations to eliminate Japanese on the island fortress of El Farile. Approximately 3,200 gallons of an oil and gasoline mixture was dumped into the fort and ignited with the explosion of a 600 lb. charge of TNT.
US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 205915.
|120k||USS LSM-51 alongside Fort Drum in Manila Bay, 13 April 1945 during the assault on the fort.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|16k||See USS LSM-51 web site for the story behind the "For Sale" painted on the starboard side of LSM-51||LSM-51 Web Site|
|01||LT. Potts, James O., USN||11 August 1944 - ?|
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