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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 8 and 14 to 17 September 1943
Saidor occupation, 2 to 3, 6 to 9 January and 12 to 14 February 1944
Leyte landings, 13 to 28 October 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 28 December 1943, 17 to 23 February and 25 February to 1 March 1944
Admiralty Islands landings, 4 to 8 and 11 to 15 March 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 18 January 1945
Altape Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay, 21 to 25 April 1944
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
|Western New Guinea operations
Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 17 to 18 and 23 to 25 May 1944
Biak Island operation, 27 to 29 May and 31 May to 4 June 1944
Cape Sansapor operation, 30 July, 4 August, and 8 to 14 August 1944
Morotai landing, 15 September 1944
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
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|29k||USS LST-456 beached with bow doors open, South Pacific, circa 1942-1945||Paul Harmon in honor of his Father-In-Law, LTjg. Arra Kechijian, Executive Officer and Supply Officer USS LST-456|
|39k||Troops and equipment the main deck of USS LST-456 prior to landing in the South Pacific, circa 1942-1945||Paul Harmon in honor of his Father-In-Law, LTjg. Arra Kechijian, Executive Officer and Supply Officer USS LST-456|
|34k||USS LST-456 beached with bow doors open, South Pacific, circa 1942-1945||Paul Harmon in honor of his Father-In-Law, LTjg. Arra Kechijian, Executive Officer and Supply Officer USS LST-456|
|31k||USS LST-456 South Pacific, circa 1942-1945|
|35k||Church services aboard USS LST-456 being conducted by missionaries sent to New Guinea. Note the priest under the tarp. South Pacific, circa 1943-1944|
|65k||USS LST-456 in convoy with Army troops and equipment on her main deck. Note the pontoon causeways secured to both sides of ship. South Pacific, circa 1942-1945|
|35k||As a results of a Japanese air attack, three bombs hit USS LST-456, all duds, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943.|
|44k||USS LST-456 crew members awarded the Silver Star for disposing of unexploded Japanese bombs dropped on the ship at Cape Gloucester.|
|2248k||Six LSTs including USS LST-221, USS LST-456 and USS LST-452 loading men and equipment during a practice landing near Lae, New Guinea, 10 April 1944.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SWPA-C-44-12328 by Cpl. Claude Carnay.
|142k||Left to Right;
USS LST-221 and
USS LST-456 beached at Finschhaven New Guinea, April 1944.
US National Archives Record Group 111, Photo # SC 259917, a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|1334k||USS LST-456 (closest to camera) and USS LST-466 load Amphibious tanks of the 6th Div. Recon. Troops at Mafflin Bay, New Guinea, 26 July 1944, in preparation for the invasion of Cape Sansapor during the Western New Guinea operation.
US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 267881 by PVT Martin, originally Southwest Pacific Area Signal Corps photo # SWPA-SIGC-44-2142
|117k||USS LST-456 discharging US Army Engineers wading ashore at Toem, on the Coast of Dutch New Guinea, May 1944.||Submitted by Adrain K 'for educational purposes'
Source-"Pictorial History of Australia at War 39-45",
5 Volumes. 1959
|74k||USS LST-456 beached, date and location unknown.||Gerd Matthes|
|40k|| US Army troops unloading USS LST-456 at Morotai, 22 September 1944.|
Photo courtesy of Jack Bland. The photo has a copyright status of 'clear' on the Australian War Memorial collections database.
|101k||USS LST-456 alongside YOG-41, probably at Tulagi, or the Philippines in 1945.||Tommy Trampp|
|01||LT. Perdue, Asa L., USNR||3 February 1943 - 26 June 1943|
|02||LT. Meddaugh, John S.m USNR||26 June 1943 - 28. August 1943|
|03||LTjg. Prue, Gerald W., USN||28 August 1943 - 29 September 1944|
|04||LT. Libby, Gilbert B., USNR||29 September 1944 - 14 December 1944|
|05||LT. Horsley, T. Braxton, USNR||14 December 1944 - 23 February 1945|
|06||LTjg. Lamberti, Ernest J., USNR||23 February 1945 - 20 November 1945|
|07||LT. Harvey, Harold G., USNR||20 November 1945 - 5 February 1946|
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