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Lingayen Gulf Landings, 9 January 1945
Legaspi, Luzon, 1 April 1945
Brunei Bay operation, 10 June 1945
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
Mariveles-Corregidor, 15 February 1945
Legaspi Harbor, Bicol Peninsula, Luzon, 1 April 1945
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|57k||USS LSM-203 side launching at Dravo Corporation, Wilmington, DE. 10 April 1944
US Navy photo # 400635
|USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|115k||Aerial view of Little Creek Amphibious Base, 1 August 1944. Ships that can be identified are:
USS LSM-134 and
USS LSM-144. The two LSTs are unidentified.
US Navy photo.
|USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|42k||USS LSM-203 beached at Leyte, P.I. in 1945.||Brian White|
|50k||USS LSM-203 and sixteen additional LSMs moored at Apra Guam, waiting for orders to return to the United State, January 1946. Other LSMs that can be identified are USS LSM-286, USS LSM-64, USS LSM-497, USS LSM-219, USS LSM-68.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|1055k||USS LSM-203 USS LSM-268 and a third LSM crew members watch as Japanese prisoners of war carrying all that is left of their personnel belongings are formed into columns and marched to the train that will take them to Bilibio prison in Manila, Luzon, P.I. These are part of the prisoners from the Japanese disguised hospital ship Tachibana Maru.
US Army Signal Corps photos SC 392654, by Lickerman.
|31k||USS LSM-203 entering San Francisco Bay, 11 March 1946.||Brian White|
|65k||USS LSM-203 arriving in San Francisco Bay, 11 March 1946.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|33k||USS LSM-203 at San Francisco, 1946, (standing) Bud Thorne and Steve Ufhiel, (crouched L) Al Buckley (crouched R) Roland Soletto||Brian White|
|35k||USS LSM-203 at San Francisco, 1946, Bud Thorne and Roland Soletto.||Brian White|
|127k||Operation Crossroads prospective target ships and support ships at Pearl Harbor in a photo released, 27 February 1946.
Ships present from front to rear include: USS Crittenden (APA-77), USS Catron (APA-71), USS Bracken (APA-64), USS Burleson (APA-67), USS Gilliam (APA-57), USS Fallon (APA-81), one unidentified ship, USS Fillmore (APA-83), USS Kochab (AKS-6), USS Luna (AKS-7) an unidentified tanker and liberty ship. Identifiable on the right are USS LSM-203 and USS LSM-465. Farther in the background is a floating drydock and a merchant ship hulk with unidentified fittings forward of the bridge.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-702126 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|01||LT. Townsley, Forrest L., USNR||21 May 1944 - November 1945|
|02||LTjg. Norconk, John Tracy, USN||November 1945 - 11 June 1946|
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