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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 6 September 1943
Finschhafen occupation, 22 September 1943
Saidor occupation, 2 to 3 January 1944
Mindoro Landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944||Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 10 and 16 March 1945, 17 to 23 April 1945
|Western New Guinea operation
Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 17 May 1944
Biak Island operation, 27 to 28 May 1944
Noemfoor Island operation, 27 July 1944
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945
Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay landing, 7 to 8 December 1944
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|29 September to 5 October 1945||29 September to 14 December 1945|
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|70k||"Between two sisters, the USS LCI 226 lies tied up to a dock at Oro Bay on coast of New Guinea between USS LCI(L)-344, outboard, and USS LCI(L)-338, inboard. U.S. troops who took part in the capture of Salamaua crowd the upper deck." Photo caption from March 27, 1944 issue of "Life" magazine. Story by John Hersey. The story covered the history of LCI(L) 226 from commissioning on 14 December 1942 to the landings at Cape Gloucester, New Britain on 26 December 1943.
Life Time photo, by O. Landon Miles
|Ardie Hunt for his father
Arden L. Hunt SM3/c USS LCI(R)-226, 20 July 1944 to 13 April 1945).
|302k||One of USS LCI(R)-338's Signalmen atop the conning tower, date and location unknown.||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|
|231k||USS LCI(R)-338 preparing to fire rockets into the beach during the operations at Leyte in the Philippines circa October-December 1944.||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|
|763k||From left to right:
beached in the Philippine Islands after a day of invasion practice, date and location unknown.
|Harry W. Ritzel CMOMM USS LCI(L)-341|
|77k||USS LCI(L)-338 firing a fusillade of rockets over a smoke screen into the Japanese defenses around Balikpapan, Borneo, in preparation for a landing by Australian forces on D-Day 1 July 1945.
INP News Service Photo.
|Hyperwar, U.S. Navy in World War II|
|65k||USS LCI(L)-338 firing rockets at the beach preceding the Balikpapan, Borneo landing on 1 July 1945. The beach was bombarded with 3,000 tons of bombs, 38,000 shells, 114,000 automatic weapon rounds, and 10,000 rockets. There were dead Japanese but no beach opposition. This was the
last major amphibious landing of World War II and the 56th landing of the Seventh Amphibious Force.
A US National Archives photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2007 Calendar, courtesy of Bill Ringle.
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