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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)

LCI-1 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large):
  • Laid down, 4 August 1942, at Consolidated Steel Corp., Orange, TX.
  • Launched, 27 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-62, 13 November 1942
  • During World War II USS LCI(L)-62 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCI Flotilla Five and
    LCI Flotilla Twenty Two (1944-45), CDR. McD Smith (1944) and CDR. Marion M. Byrd, USN (1944-45) and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Northern Solomons
    28 April to 15 June, 5 to 6 May, and 15 June 1944
    Western New Guinea operations
    Cape Sansapor operation, 30 July to 4 August 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    New Georgia Group operations
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 1 and 4 July 1943
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 to 18 January 1945
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 3 to 4 December 1943

  • Following World War II, USS LCI(L)-62 was assigned to Commander Service Force Pacific
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 25 November 1947, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown;
  • USS LCI(L)-62 earned five battle stars for World War II service.
    Displacement 236 t.(light), 264 t.(landing), 419 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
    five single 20mm guns, one bow mounted, 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 860 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)-62 1035k USS LCI(L)-62 landing troops of the 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division near Cape Opmarai, Dutch New Guinea, 30 July 1944.
    US National Archives photo # III-SC 261028, a US Army Signal Corps photo by PFC Wilbur Goen, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr

    The history for USS LCI(L)-62 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
    History of LCI Flotilla 22
    USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association

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