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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 6 September 1943
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 31 January 1945
Mariveles - Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Visayan Island landing, 26 to 28 March 1945
Mindanao Island landings, 19 to 13 March 1945 and 17 to 23 April 1945
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
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beached in the Philippine Islands after a day of invasion practice, date and location unknown.
|Harry W. Ritzel CMOMM USS LCI(L)-341|
|132k||LTjg Robert Rolf, Skipper of USS LCI(L)-341, and another American officer (far right) pose with troops of the Australian 9th Division (called "The Rats of Tobruk" in Africa) at Buna, New Guinea 2 or 3 September 1943. On 4 September 1943, as USS LCI(L)-341 approached the Lae, New Guinea landings with these troops, they were strafed by Japanese planes and took a direct hit from a bomb, killing many of the troops. They were able to hit the beach and unload the remaining troops and crew, but LCI(L)-341 would be out of commission for the next 13 months.
A US National Archives photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", February 2009 issue, courtesy Dennis Blocker.
|79k||USS LCI(L)-341 at Tacloban, Leyte Gulf in August 1944 while outfitting the ship with new rocket racks in preparation for the invasion of Japan.||Photos by Robert W. Van Keuren|
|185k||USS LCI(L)-341 officers, circa early-September 1944, Philippine Islands.||Photos by Robert W. Van Keuren|
|225k||USS LCI(L)-341 ship's cook, circa early September 1944, Philippine Islands. Note the rocket launching rack.||Photos by Robert W. Van Keuren|
|61k||USS LCI(R)-341 pounds the Leyte beaches with rockets during the Leyte landings, in October 1944. Photo from the USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item", August 2008 issue. A US Navy photo from the US National Archives, courtesy Dennis Blocker.||Ardie Hunt|
|137k||USS LCI(R)-341 at anchor at Tacloban, Leyte Gulf, Philippines Island, on V-J Day 2 September 1945.||Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren|
|132k||USS LCI(R)-341 at anchor at Tacloban, Leyte Gulf, Philippines Island, on V-J Day 2 September 1945.||Photo by Robert W. Van Keuren|
|01||LTjg. Rolf, Walter R.||26 December 1942 - 6 September 1943 (KIA)|
|02||LTjg. Wallin Norman||6 September 1943 - 12 August 1945|
|03||LTjg. Van Keuren, Robert W. USNR||12 August 1945 - 6 February 1946|
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