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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Palawan Islands landings, 28 February to 1 March 1945
Visayan Island landings, 18 to 19 March, and 26 March to 1 April 1945
|Manila Bay - Bicol operations
Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
Brunei Bay operation, 10 to 14 June 1945
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|60k||USS LSM-53 beached at Leyte, P.I., date unknown.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|296k||USS LSM-53 and USS LSM-65 beached at Mindoro, P.I. circa February 1945.
Photo courtesy Rene J. Fournier USS LSM-54
|56k||USS LSM-53 on the beach unloading at Brunei Bay, Borneo, 10 June 1945.
Photo from the George F. Crouse Collection, photo No, a28a.
|Submitted by Gary F. Crouse, in honor of his deceased father
George F. Crouse who served as a MoMM/1 USS LSM-52
|575k||Australian Army 214 Pioneer Battalion soldiers, with the help of US Navy sailors, unload USS LSM-53 on the beach at Labaun Island, 11 June 1945.
US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 209754 by Heller, from the collections of the US National Archives.
|127k||USS LSM-53 together with an unidentified LSM in the locks in the Panama Canal, date unknown.||Bob Magnuson to the USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|01||LT. Nelson, Arthur H., USNR||16 August 1944 - September 1945|
|02||LT. Cogdill, Max F., USNR||September 1945 - December 1945|
|03||LTjg. Moxon, Arthur L., USNR||December 1945 - March 1946|
|04||LTjg. Specht, Joseph F., USNR||March 1946 - 15 April 1946|
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