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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944||Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944|
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|28 September to 22 November 1945|
|9 to 18 December 1945|
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|44k||LST-286 launching at 3 August 1943, at American Bridge Co, Ambridge, PA., 27 October 1943.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|428k||USS LST-286 unloading in North Africa in 1944. Note pontoon causeways attached to port side.
US Navy photo from Acme.
|Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D.|
|294k||Invasion of Southern France. LSTs loading for the invasion, at Bagnoli, Italy, 8 August 1944. They include:
USS LST-286 and
USS LST-174 among others. Note LCS(S)(2) on bow davits of LST-286 and LCVPs carried by other LSTs.
US National Archives Photo # SC 192702 a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|1095k||USS LST-286 with other LSTs invasion loading in the Bagnoli sector, Italy for the invasion of southern France. SM3/c John J. Kelly, Brooklyn, N.Y. semaphores to ships in the harbor, 10 August 1944.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 192559-S, 4 September 1944 by Harris 163 Sig. Photo Co.
|30k||USS LST-286 underway in the English Channel, 5 June 1944 enroute to Normandy.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|58k||USS LST-286 off the Normandy beachhead waiting to unload||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|89k||USS LST-286 off the Normandy beachhead waiting to unload||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|23k||USS LST-286 beached at Normandy, date unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|88k||USS LST-286 underway while enroute to the invasion of southern France, circa August 1944. Note the barrage balloon overhead and the Piper Cub aircraft on the deck of the LST the photo was shot from. Photo Caption reads: "LSTs as 'Junior Aircraft Carriers' Adding another function to its long list, the versatile LST (Landing Ship Tank) played the role of 'junior carrier' in the Invasion of Southern France on August 15 1944, launching tiny Piper CUBS to act as spotters for naval gunfire. A specially-adapted runway is installed for the aerial operation. A gunner keeps an alert lookout as an LST carrier moves in toward France on D-Day.
US Navy photo file number: 242690, Released 11 September 1944.
|Paul Sullenberger for his father Samuel D. Sullenberger BMC, USNR USS LST 158, USS LST 492, USS LST 512|
|01||LTjg. Adams, Ralph C., USNR||11 December 1943 - November 1945|
|02||LT. Wonsowicz Jr., John, USNR||November 1945 - 30 March 1946|
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