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LCI(L) / LCI(G)-192

By James E. Lynch LCI-192

"Let me give you a little background on the history of the 192. It was commissioned on 3 Feb 1943 in Port Newark, NJ and sent to Oran, Africa to prepare for the Invasion of Sicily. Subsequently, the 192 participated in the Invasions of Salerno, Anzio, Elba and Southern France. The ship returned from the Med in late December of 1943 to Boston for overhaul and made ready for the ultimate conversion to an LCI(G) on the West Coast.

I boarded the 192 just after the initial Landing at Anzio as a Deck and Communications Officer and served aboard until decommissioning in Sept 1946. In late 1945 I became the Commanding Officer.

After leaving Boston we passed through the Panama Canal to San Diego where we were converted to an LCI(G). From there we sailed to Pearl and then on to Okinawa to prepare for the Invasion of Japan. When the Bomb was dropped plans were changed and we were ordered to Formosa for the Chinese occupation of the Island. Subsequently, we went to Subic Bay, Saipan and Eniwetok. Finally, we headed for Pearl Harbor and then to San Francisco for decommissioning.

I have information that the 192 was transferred to the Maritime Ship Disposal Unit on 31 March 1948."
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