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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 - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (KIA - LT. John H. Miller, John H., USNR CO USS LST-384), 8 June 1944

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 June 1942, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.
  • Launched, 28 September 1942
  • Commissioned, USS LST-384, 2 November 1942, LT. John W. Kline, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-384 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 22 January 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater USS LST-384. LT. W. L. Creekmore, USN, in command, was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirty-Five, CAPT. D. H. Johnston USN (22);
    LST Group One Hundred Three, CDR. A. L. Warburton USN (24);
    LST Division Two Hundred Six
  • Following World War II USS LST-384 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 November to 23 December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 22 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
  • USS LST-384 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 8 April 1948, to Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, WA.
    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

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    LST-384 220k USS LST-384 underway, date and location unknown. Nick Miller for his father Max E. Miller S1/c USS LST-384

    USS LST-384
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Kline, John W., USNR2 November 1942- February 1944
    02LT. Miller, John H., USNRFebruary 1944 - 8 June 1944- KIA
    03CHBOSN. Torrible, David P.,USNR8 June 1944 - July 1944
    04LT. Purcell, John R., USNRJuly 1944 - October 1944
    05LTjg. Norman, Morris S., USNROctober 1944 - May1945
    06LT. Creekmore, Wynne L., USNRMay 1945 - December 1945
    07LT. Cressor, Robert, USNRDecember 1945 - March 1946
    08LTjg. Anderson, Sherman F., USNRMarch 1946 - 22 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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