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Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Sicilian occupation, Licada,Sicily 10 July 1943||Invasion of Normandy, Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944|
|Salerno landings, 9 September 1943|
"We transported British Soldiers from Tripoli into Salerno, Italy. After the initial invasions we made many backup trips to the above with tanks, troops and supplies. At Salerno we suffered 90 some casualties including the skipper, Lt. George Vaughn who survived. On our return to our home port of Bizerte or whatever other port in North Africa we were assigned we transported prisoners and casualties as required.". William M. Peacock, Quartermaster, USS LST 357, 8 February 1943 to 16 August 1944
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|84k||LST-357 launching, 16 November 1942, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC.
US Navy photo.
|66k||LST-357 after launching, 16 November 1942, on the Cooper River, at Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, SC.
US Navy photo.
|104k||USS LST-357 beached at Salerno, Italy, 9 September 1943.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-82347, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|William M. Peacock, LST-357|
|57k||USS LST-357 ready for inspection in a southern English port by King George VI, circa May 1944.||Warren Storms for his father Fred Storms MoM/c USS LST-357|
|254k||Newspaper article about King George VI's visit to USS LST-357 which also contains a letter written by Fred Storms to his parents on 7 June 1944 concerning the King's visit.||Warren Storms for his father Fred Storms MoM/c USS LST-357|
|208k||USS LST-357 loading an ambulance at a southern England port in preparation for the cross channel invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
Photo from US Army Center for Military History
|134k||USS LST-357 beached on a ramp while loading amphibious DUKS, circa 1944, location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|80k||USS LST-357 underway, date and location unknown
US Navy photo.
|84k||USS LST-357 beached at Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 June 1944.||Jesse Iatonna LCT-218|
|186k||Casualties being brought aboard USS LST-357 from an LCT on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Few casualties could be retrieved from Omaha Beach on the 1st day. They were brought out in relatively small craft and then hoisted aboard the LST by sling. LST-357 received only about a dozen before turning back to England that evening for the second load of Army personnel and their equipment.
US Navy Medicine photo # 09-7912-49 by Dale Groom, LTJG, MC, USNR.
|128k||On her fifth trip to Normandy USS LST-357 rests high and dry on Utah Beach in June 1944. Note the "barrage balloons", tethered to each ship to discourage low strafing by aircraft.
US Navy Medicine photo # 09-7915-51 by Dale Groom, LTJG, MC, USNR.
|105k||USS LST-357 delivering supplies to the beach on Tinian, Marianas Islands, circa late 1945. Note LCT-776 loaded on the main deck of LST-357.
Photo from Frank Piet's Tinian Island.
|01||LT. Vaughn, George||8 February 1943 - May 1944|
|02||LT. MacLeod, James J.||May 1944 - September 1944|
|03||LT. Reynolds, John C.||September 1944 - May 1945|
|04||LT. Blackburn, James R.||May 1945 - November 1945|
|05||LTjg. Rosenberg, Fred L., USNR||November 1945 - March 1946|
|06||LTjg. Plotz, S. W., USNR||March 1946 - 8 June 1946|
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