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|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
Invasion of Kiska, 15 August 1943
|Tinian capture and occupation
24 to 28 July 1944
|Marshall Islands operation;
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January to 8 February 1944
|Western Caroline Islands operation;
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 28 July 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation;
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 14 June 1945
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|103k||From left to right USS LCI(L)-78, USS LCI(L)-77, USS LCI(L)-82 and USS LCI(L)-81 at Amchitka harbor, AK. in readiness for the Kiska invasion, August 1943.||Ed Storey|
|64k||USS LCI(G)-77 and LCI(G)-78 providing rocket support for the 1st Marine Division at Peleliu, 15 September 1944.
US Navy photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2005 Calendar.
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USS LCI(G)-439 moored in a nest at Pearl Harbor, July 1945.
Photo from the LCI National Association's Newsletter "The Elsie Item", June 1996 issue.
USS LCI(G)-79 and
USS LCI(G)-547 moored to a buoy at San Diego, CA., mid-October 1945 after returning home from the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
|James E. Mertz for his father Edward H. Mertz MoMM3/c LCI(G)-79|
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