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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (7) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

USS LST-67 was manned by the US Coast Guard during World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 7 September 1942, at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, 28 January 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-67, 20 April 1943, LT William E. Paulsen, USCG, in command
  • During World War II LST-67 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Seven;
    LST Group Twenty-One;
    LST Division Forty-One and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea Operation
    Finschhafen occupation, 22 to 24 September 1943
    Saidor occupation, 15 to 22 January 1944
    Leyte operation;
    Leyte landings, 13 to 27 October and 5 to 21 November 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27, 28 to 30 December 1943 and 3 to 7, 11 to 14 January 1944
    Admiralty Islands landing
    7 to 18 March 1944
    Borneo Operations
    Tarakan Island operation, 27 April 5 May 1945
    Balikpapan area, 28 June to 7July 1945
    Hollandia operation 21 to 27 April and 1 to 7 May 1944 Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines;
    Visayan Island Landing, 18 March 1945
    Western New Guinea operations
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area, 17 to 19 and 21 to 23 May 1944
    Biak Island area, 28 to 31 May and 3 to 7, 12 to 16 June 1944
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 7 and 9 to 14 July 1944
    Cape Sansapor operation, 30 July. 8 to 14 August and 15 September 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944

  • Decommissioned, 28 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • USS LST-67 earned seven battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 December 1947, to Ships and Power Equipment Co., Barber, N.J.
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
    landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
    Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
    Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
    2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
    12 single 20MM gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 1,700shp
    twin rudders

    , now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
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    LST-67 145k Cape Gloucester Invasion, December 1943. USS LST -67 landing troops through the surf on a Cape Gloucester Beach
    US National Archives photo # SC 184422
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LST-67 67k USS LST-67 beached during the Bismarck Archipelago operation at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, circa late 1943. Marines pull a Jeep ashore from an LST that had to be unloaded before a causeway could be prepared.
    USMC Photo No. USMC-69003, from the US Coast Guard Historian's Office.
    Don Leal USS LST 67 & USS LST 19
    LST-67 87k USS LST-67 and USS LST-66 disembark M4 Sherman tanks and other vehicles during the Western New Guinea operation, Invasion of Noemfoor Island in July 1944.
    US Coast Guard photo No. 2642 from the US Coast Guard Historian's Office.
    Don Leal USS LST 67 & USS LST 19
    LST-67 50k USS LST-67 Oil on canvas - Ambulance Being Unloaded by James Turnbull, #22, 1944. "Churning through hub-deep waves, a tiny U.S. ambulance backs up to the open door of an LST hospital ship and surrenders its cargo of wounded men off Lingayen Gulf". Gift of Abbott Laboratories 88-159KW. With the permission of Don Leal USS LST 67 & USS LST 19
    LST-67 50k USS LST-67 Oil on canvas - Mercy Breasts the Tide by James Turnbull, #14, 1944. "Ambulance unloading wounded onto the ramp of an LST. The men in the center foreground are attaching a net filled with supplies that have been brought to shore to the hook of a 'Cherry Picker,' an apparatus that is powered by a tractor. Once the load is picked up it can be moved wherever it is needed. Gouache, 1945 Gift of Abbott Laboratories 88-159-KO. With the permission of Don Leal USS LST 67 & USS LST 19
    LST-18/202 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

    USS LST-67
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Paulsen, William E., USCG20 April 1943 - 22 November 1943
    02LTjg. Gyland, George A., USCG22 November 1943 - 1 February 1944
    03LTjg. Hemdom(?), William D., USCGR1 February 1944 - 7 April 1944
    04LT. Lenci, John, USCG4 April 1944 - 1945
    05LT. Bryant Jr., B. M., USCG1945 - 28 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association

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