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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 10 September 1943
Saidor occupation, 2 to 3 and 7 to 9 January 1944
Leyte landings, 13 to 28 October 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 30 December 1943 and 9 to 11, 15 to 19 and 21 to 25 February 1944
Admiralty Islands landings, 29 February to 4 March 1944 and 7 to 11 March 1944
Lingayen Gulf landing, 4 to 15 January 1945
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April, 27 April to 2 May and 9 to 14 May 1944||Borneo operation
Tarakan Island operation, 27 April to 5 May 1945
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
|Western New Guinea operations
Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 17 to 18, and 21 to 23 May 1944
Biak Island operation, 27 to 29 May, 31 May to 4 June, 12 to 16 and 16 to 29 June 1944
Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 4 July 1944
Cape Sansapor operation, 2 to 4 and 30 July, and 2 to 10 August 1944
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|16 to 17 October 1945||18 November to 1 December 1945|
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|121k||Australian troops disembark from USS LST-458, USS LCI(L)-339 and in the far distance USS LST-466 an other LSTs at Lae New Guinea, circa 1 to 4 September 1943.USS LCI(L)-339 was lost due to enemy air attack on 4 September while at Lae.
US National Archives photo #54378.
|Jerry Gilmartin MMC(SW) USN Ret. Secretary AFMM LCI 713, Curator PT-658 Save the PT Boat Inc, courtesy Dennis Blocker LCI National Association Historian|
|965k||LSTs, including USS LST-466 and USS LST-202, lined up on the beach at Cape Sudest, New Guinea, awaiting loading for the Admiralty Islands action, 12 March 1944.
US National Archives photo # III-SC 271517, Box 504, a US Army Signal Corps photo, by T/4 Henry C. Manger, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|56k||USS LST-466 heads towards the beach at Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea, May 1944, B.W. Long, Coxswain, USCG directs incoming LSTs to their beaching positions with semaphore signals.||Contributed by Wes Stone, Lusby, MD. in memory of the men who trained at the USNATB Solomons, MD.|
|1334k||USS LST-456 (closest) 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
|142k||USS LST-466 underway and alongside USS Harrison (DD-573), returning from the Leyte invasion bound for Humboldt Bay, Dutch New Guinea, between 21 and 27 October 1944.||Dave Schroeder and John Chiquoine|
|887k||Christmas 1945 and New Years 1946 greetings from Commander LST Group Nineteen, CDR James E. Van Zandt USNR to the ships of the Group:
USS LST-475 and
|Bill James for his father William James USS LST-471|
|52k||Commanding Officer LT. Joseph P Witherspoon (circled) and the crew of USS LST-466, date and location unknown.||LST Homeport web site|
|01||LT. Graham, Harry M. USNR||1 March 1943 - 13 February 1944|
|02||LT. Thygeson, Walter E., USNR (temporary)||13 February 1944 - 24 March 1944|
|03||LT. McCarthy, Richard E., USNR||24 March 1944 - January 1945|
|04||LT. Witherspoon, Joseph P., USNR||January 1945 - September 1945|
|05||LT. Strode, Forrest M., USN||September 1945 0 8 March 1946|
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