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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|North African occupation, 1 June to 9 July 1943||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 May to 30 June1945
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943||Minesweeping operations - Pacific: (Mine Destruction Unit)
Tsushima Straits (Kyushu-Korea area), 25 October to 1 November. 1945
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944|
Damaged after striking a mine off the Normandy beaches on 17 June 1944. USS LCI(L)-83 departed the United Kingdom 5 October 1944, arriving at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, S.C. were she remained there until 1 December 1944 USS LCI(L)-83 departed for Okinawa via Key West, Canal Zone, San Diego and Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Guam and Ulithi, arriving 28 May 1945 At Okinawa USS LCI(L)-83 was assigned to smoke screen duty for major war vessels bombarding the Naha area Following World War II USS LCI(L)-83 performed occupation duty in the Far East until 26 November 1945 which included Minesweeping operations On 11 September 1945, USS LCI(L)-83 reached Wakayama as part of the Mine Destruction Unit in Kii Suido. On 25 October 1945, she joined a Task Group engaged in destroying mines in the Korean Straits between Korea and Sentinel Island. A broken propeller shaft brought her back to Sasebo on 1November 1945 where she remained until the 25th undergoing repairs
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USS LCI(L)-91 and
From left to right back row:
USS LCI(L)-83 and
USS LCI(L)-94, massed at Bizerte, Tunisia, 6 July 1943 while loading troops for the invasion of Sicily.
US Army Signal Corps photo # 176486, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|86k||Crew members of USS LCI(L)-83 pose with a famous member of Flotilla 10, former world-champion boxer Jack Dempsey, who, during WWII served as a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard. This photo was taken at the base harbor, Dartmouth, England, just prior to the D-Day Landings of 6 June 1944. Photo courtesy of Leroy Bowen, RM, USS LCI(L) 83. Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", January 2007 issue.||Ardie Hunt|
|250k||USS LCI(L)-83 USS LCI(L)-492, USS LCI(L)-85 and USS LCI(L)-89 in a British port while loading troops for D-Day (Normandy), circa 4-5 June 1944.
Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", March 2010 issue
|83k||USS LCI(L)-83 landing more men while troops of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division assemble on a narrow strip of "Omaha" beach before moving inland near Collville-sur-Mer on "D-Day", 6 June 1944. On 17 June 1944 LCI(L)-83 struck a mine upon landing and lay disabled on the beach, until her hull was patched and she was able to get underway.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 189935 by Taylor. Photo is from the US Army Signal Corps. collection at the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center and Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
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