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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 5 to 6 September 1943
Finschhafen occupation, 22 September 1943
Saidor occupation, 2 and 3 January 1944
|Western New Guinea operations
Biak Island operation, 27 and 28 May 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain - 26 and 27 December 1943
Leyte landings, 12 October to 29 November 1944
|Hollandia operation,, 21 to 25 April 1944||Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Nasugbu, 31 January 1945
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|90k||USS LCI(L)-344 at anchor, 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|
|53k||Troops of the 29th Australian Infantry Brigade, 5th Australian Division loading stores aboard USS LCI(L)-344, 15 July 15, 1943,
prior to their move from Gili Gil, New Guinea to Buna, New Guinea.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 054593
|63k||Troops of the 29th Australian Infantry Brigade, 5th Australian Division embarking in USS LCI(L)-344 and other unidentified
LCI(L)s, 15 July 15, 1943 as part of their move from Gili Gil, New Guinea to Buna, New Guinea.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 054601
|429k||USS LCI(L)-344 as a part of LCI Flotilla Seven loads Australian troops for the invasion of Lae, New Guinea, 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|
|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 USS 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).
|128k||USS LCI(L)-344 and USS LCI(L)-342 dodge mortar fire during the invasion of Biak Island, 27 May 1944.
Photo by Dick Hanley of Yank Magazine appeared in USS LCI National Association's newsletter "The Elsie Item." August 2009 issue.
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