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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|North African occupation
Tunisian operation, 1 June to 9 July 1943
|Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943|
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 23 June 1944|
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - 29 May - 30 June 1945
Following the conclusion of World War II USS LCI(L)-88 departed Okinawa for Wakayama, Japan, 8 September 1945 for mine destruction and occupation duty
|Minesweeping operations - Pacific
Wakanoura-Kii (Honshu Area), 11 to 27 September 1945
Klondike (East China Sea-Ryukyus area) 27 to 31 October 1945
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|1976k||From left to right, front row:
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.
|94k||USS LCI(L)-88 along with the rest of LCI Flotillas Two and Four ready to sail to North Africa with the Third Infantry Division.||Bill Brinkley|
|57k||"USS LCI(L)-88 beached during the invasion of Sicily. James Leon Pendleton, a crewmember, related to his son, James Dustan Pendleton that as the ship went in toward the beach they dropped the stern anchor and played out a cable to be used to winch the ship back out of shallow water after disembarking their infantry. A German shell hit the water near the cable and parted it. The loose cable passed over the ship and landed from stern to bow causing the ship hit the beach at full speed running high up into the sand. The infantry immediately debarked down the ramps while the crew attempted to get the ship out to sea. According to Mr. Pendleton, it felt as if every German gun was targeting their ship. When the order to abandon ship was issued the crew left running ashore hiding in empty foxholes left by the infantry and finally ending up below a bridge a few hundred yards off the beach. In another photo taken aboard USS LCI-88 with Jack Dempsey, James Pendleton is seen wearing his Coast Guard flat hat issued when he enlisted. He walked aboard seagoing tug USCGC Carrabasset (WAT-55) in 1942 in his civvies and never went to boot camp, there wasn't time. he left the service in 1945 as a First Class Boatswains mate."||James D. Pendleton|
|146k||USS LCI(L)-496, USS LCI(L)-85, USS LCI(L)-88, USS LCI(L)-90, USS LCI(L)-92, and USS LCI(L)-491, prepare for the Invasion of Normandy while in an English port, circa 5 June 1944.
Images are from the DVD "D-Day Code Name: Overlord" with the permission of Denver Collins, Editor, Timeless Media Group, Eugene OR.
|211k||USS LCI(L)-88 underway off the coast of Normandy, circa June 1944||Bill Brinkley|
|67k||Aboard USS LCI(L)-88, standing in the foreground, Chief Ralph Gault, USCG, wearing the khaki working uniform, poses with part of his deck hands and former World Boxing Champion, Commander Jack Dempsey||Ken Davey|
|121k||Four sailors aboard USS LCI(L)-88 sport unusual haircuts.
Photo from USS LCI National Association's newsletter Elsie Item, March 2010 issue.
|39k||The American battle flag that flew above USS LCI(L)-88 as she discharged her 6th Naval Beach Battalion troops on "Easy Red" Omaha Beach at 0735 on D-Day 6 June 1944.||Lt. J. Russell Davey, Jr., MC, USNR, son of Ken Davey|
|2356k||USS LCI(L)-88 moored inboard of USS LCS(L)-107 while tied up alongside two Japanese Imperial Navy submarines (probably IJN Submarine I-400 and IJN Submarine I-14). Both submarines were capable of launching aircraft.Photo was taken at Sasebo, Japan. in November 1945.||John Grey|
|01||LT. Cole, William B. USCGR||2 February 1943 - ?|
|02||LT. Rigg, Henry K. USCGR||no dates|
|03||ENS. Marchl, William G. USCGR||no dates|
|04||LTjg. Allums, John R. USCGR||2 March 1945 - 27 February 1946|
|05||LTjg. Marchl, William G. USCGR||27 February - 9 April 1946|
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