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Capture and occupation of Guam, 14 July to 5 August 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 1 June 1945
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|119k||USS LCI(G)-472 coming alongside USS New Mexico (BB-40) for fuel and water. This happy event generally meant a little fresh food and ice cream. The LCI sailors also enjoyed a brisk trade in Japanese military gear and native items for good things like food, candy bars, and fountain pens with the ship bound BB sailors. US Navy photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2006 calendar.||Ardie Hunt|
|927k||USS LCI(G)-472 of the Black Cat Flotilla, receiving supplies while alongside USS New Mexico (BB-40) off San Antonio Island in the Bismarck Archipelago, 13 July 1944.
US Navy photos from the collections of the US National Archives.
|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, and Ardie Hunt|
|83k||USS LCI(G)-472 laying smoke at Okinawa on L plus 2 days (3 April 1945) to protect the anchored ships from kamikazes. The smoke covered ships were safe from the suicide attacks. Photo courtesy of Bill Ringle and the National Archives. US Navy photo now in the US National Archives from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2007 calendar.||Ardie Hunt|
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and USS LCI(M)-951 nested together while moored to a buoy at San Diego, CA., in the summer of 1946.
Photo from the USS Landing Craft Infantry National Association 2004 Calendar, courtesy Max Wright, USS LCI(G) 80 and USS LCI(G)-462.
|Black and White image - Ardie Hunt
Colored image - Mark C. Lea in honor of his grandfather Keith F. Lea CO LCI(G)-542
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