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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 17 to 19 February 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 14 June 1945
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|58k||USS LCI(FF)-627 with CDR. Malanaphy aboard, rushes to the aid of the badly
damaged USS LCI(G)-473 which was dead in the water and needed to be towed
away from the beach at Iwo Jima, 17 February 1945.
US National Archives image.
|49k||From right to left; USS LCI(FF)-627, USS LCI(G)-442 and USS LCI(G)-422, coming into position for a rocket attack on the western Okinawa beaches on 1 April 1945.
Action Report of LCI(G)-442, dated 27 July 1945:
"1 April 1945: CTG 52.17 was aboard USS LC(FF)-627 which acted as guide until the line of departure was reached. CTU 52.17.2 aboard LCI(G)-442 then took command of Task Unit. USS LCI(G)-422 was the second ship in the column following astern of USS LCI(G)-442 and USS LCI(G)-565. This three column ship formation then proceeded to assault the beach firing their 40mm, 20mm and 4.5" rockets. After this initial assault the LVT's headed towards the beach in three waves."Photo from the USS LCI Association 2007 calendar, courtesy Bill Ringle. A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Photo contributed by Ardie Hunt
Caption contributed by Darrell Allison
|70k||USS LCI(FF)-627, CDR. Michael J. Malanaphy's flagship of Flotilla Three, heads for her D-2 position at Iwo Jima, 17 February
1945. Photographed from USS Halligan (DD-584).
Also present are USS LCI(M)-633, Another LCI, an AGC and USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) at right.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-K-3527 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|Photo - Robert Morrissey
Caption Ardie Hunt and Mike Green
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