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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|North African occupation
Tunisian operation, 1 June to 9 July 1943
|Salerno landings, 9 September 1943
USS LCI(L)-323 arrived an 3 November 1943 in the United Kingdom
for training in preparation for the Invasion of Normandy
|Sicilian occupation, 9 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy 6 to 17 June 1944
USS LCI(L)-323 unloaded her troops on Utah Beach, 6 June 1944
and thereafter acted as guide for cross channel craft until departing England
5 October 1944 for Charleston, S.C. for repairs and overhaul.
|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 29 May to 30 June 1945
At Kerma Rhetto USS LCI(L)-323 acted as North Net Entrance Control Ship and occasionally was assigned to lay smoke coverage
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|8k||USS LCI(L)-323 Note shell hole in conning tower made by German 88 shell at Salerno, Italy, 9 September 1943.||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret|
|175k||Another few of USS LCI(L)-323's conning tower with shell hole made by German 88 shell at Salerno, Italy, 9 September 1943.||Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian|
|40k||USS LCI(L)-323 on the beach at Slapton Sands, England, date unknown.
US National Archives image
|72k||USS LCI(L)-323 disembarking troops at Slapton Sands, England, date unknown.
US National Archives image
|109k||USS LCI(L)-323 disembarking troops, date and location unknown.
US Coast Guard photo from the collections of the USCG Historian's Office
|40k||LCMs pass USS LCI(L)-323 (at right, with a barrage balloon overhead) and an LCT off the invasion beaches, 6 June 1944. Photo taken by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8).
US National Archives photo # 80-G-252367, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|US Naval Historical Center|
|01||LT. Schroeder, William H. E., USCGR||9 September 1943 - 16 December 1944|
|02||LT. Jones, Douglas B., USCGR||16 December 1944 - 9 February 1945|
|03||LTjg. Lempgas, Theodore J., USCGR||9 February 1945 - 6 October 1945|
|04||LTjg. Burns, Edward J., USCGR||6 October 1945 - ?|
|05||LTjg. Roche, John D. Jr., USCGR||? - 6 February 1946|
|06||LT. Rosenbloom, Raymond M., USCGR||6 February 1946 - 15 April 1946|
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