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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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|315k||USS LST-18 and other LSTs beached at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, date unknown. Photo from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946||Dan Wilmes|
|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 Sansaper, 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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