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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Finschhafen occupation, 22 to 24 September 1943
Leyte landings, 13 October to 29 November 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation;
Cape Gloucester landings, New Britain, 25 to 30 December 1943 and 5 to 9, 15 to 19 and 23 to 27 January 1944
Admiralty Islands landings, 28 March to 1 April 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 26 April and 1 to 7 May 1944||Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines
Palawan Island landings, 1 to 2 March 1945
Visayan Islands landings, 26 March and 2 to 4 and 9 to 10 April 1945
|Western New Guinea operation
Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area, 17 to 19 and 21 to 23 May 1944
Biak Island, 8 to 10 and 12 to 16 June 1944
Noemfoor Island, 2 to 7 and 9 to 14 July 1944
Cape Sansapor, 30 July and 2 August 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
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|242k||Battle of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943-January 1944. USS LST-18 and USS LST-463,
beached on a Cape Glousester beach.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-57464, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
US Naval History and Heritage Command
Photo # USMC 69080
|125k||Cape Gloucester Invasion, December 1943. Loading LSTs at Oro Bay, New Guinea, on December 24, 1943, in preparation for the Cape Gloucester
landings two days later. Photographed by Brenner. LSTs present include (from left to right):
USS LST-474, and
USS LST-18. Note Marines marching by Jeep in foreground.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # USMC 69080 and Photo from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
Photo from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946
|360k||USS LST-18, USS LST-245, USS LST-202 and
USS LST-467 landing troops and material, on the beach at Leyte, P.I., D-Day 20 October 1944.
US Navy photo
|Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D.|
|79k||From left to right USS LST-67, USS LST-66, USS LST-18, USS LST-245, and USS LST-202 landing troops and material, on the beach at Leyte, P.I., D-Day 20 October 1944.
from the US Coast Guard Magazine "The Coast Guard and the Pacific War".
|Don Leal USS LST 67 & USS LST 19|
|71k||USS LST-18 at Wakde Island, Dutch New Guinea, 17 May 1944, loading wounded soldiers.||Bill Brinkley|
|1727k||USS LST-18 under way at Sansapor, Dutch New Guinea, 30 July 1944, during the Western New Guinea operation.
US National Archives photo - Southwest Pacific Area photo # SigC-44-2156 by T/4 Bob Weirlinger
|206k||The beach at Cape Sansapor, Dutch New Guinea, was not made to order for the American invaders, so troops "turned to" to build a ramp out to
the yawning bow doors USS LST-18.
US Coast Guard photo # USCG-V-II-25_LST18
|35k||USS LST-18 beached at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain, 8 August 1945. Personnel of the Australian 41 Landing Craft Company moving heavy gear onto the ship for movement to Borneo. Australian War Memorial photo # 094836.||Australian War Memorial|
|1667k||USS LST-18 ready to retract from a beach with the help of several bulldozers, date and location unknown.
US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 267899, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|01||LT. Lenci, John USCG||26 April 1943 - 4 April 1944|
|02||LT. Radke, Charles W.||4 April 1944 - 4 October 1944|
|03||LT. Merriam, F. C., USCGR||4 October 1944 - 14 August 1945|
|04||LT. Denny, Gerald R. Denny, USCGR||14 August 1945 - 12 November 1945|
|05||LT. Bird, George H., USCGR||12 November 1945 - 3 April 1946|
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