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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 (5)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 4 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 26 October 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-28, 29 December 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-28 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4 to 6 September 1943
    Finschhafen occupation, 22 September 1943
    Saidor occupation, 2 to 3 January 1944
    Western New Guinea operation
    Toem-Wakde-Salmi area operation, 17 May 1944
    Biak Island operation, 27 to 1 June 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 13 October to 20 November 1944
    Hollandia operation
    21 to 25 April 1944

  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 march 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 December 1946, fate unknown.
  • USS LCI(L)-28 received five battle stars for WWII service
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 387 t.(loaded)
    Length 158' 5½"
    Beam 23' 3"
    Light, 3'1½" mean
    Landing, 2' 8" forward, 4' 10" aft
    Loaded, 5' 4" forward, 5' 11" aft
    16 kts (max.)
    14 kts maximum continuous
    4 officers
    24 enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    6 officers
    182 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 75 tons
    Armor 2" plastic splinter protection on gun turrets, conning tower and pilot house
    Endurance 4,000 miles at 12 kts, loaded, 500 miles at 15 knots; and 110 tons of fuel
    four single 20mm guns, one each port and starboard forward of wheelhouse, one each port and starboard aft of wheelhouse
    on some LCIs two .50 cal machine guns were added
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 935 Bbls
    lube oil 200 gal
    two sets of 4 General Motors 6051 series 71 Diesel engines, 4 per shaft
    single General Motors Main reduction gears
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    twin variable pitch propellers, 2,320shp

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    LCI(L)-28 56k USS LCI(L)-28 beached, date and location unknown. Bill Pohnan Jr. in honor of his father Bill Pohnan Sr., S/2c USS LCI(L)-28
    LCI(L)-28 60k USS LCI(L)-28 at anchor, date and location unknown. Bill Pohnan Jr. in honor of his father Bill Pohnan Sr., S/2c USS LCI(L)-28
    LCI(L)-28 99k USS LCI(L)-28 underway in the Philippines, date and location unknown. Jerry Gilmartin

    The history for LCI(L)-28 is from USS LCI "Landing Craft Infantry", Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1995. (ISBN 1-56311-262-0)
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association
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