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|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|New Georgia operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 4 July 1943
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 28 April 1944|
Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 10 to 13 November and 3 to 4 December 1943
|Western New Guinea operations
Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operations, 26 to 28 May 1944
Biak Island operation, 6 to 10 and 12 to 16 June 1944
Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 4 and 6 to 11 July 1944
Cape Sansapor operation, 4 to 10 and 12 to 18 August 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Green Island landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
Mindoro landings, 12 to 18 December 1944
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|188k||Crew and paratroopers assemble on the bow awaiting orders to abandon ship, after USS LST-472 was hit by a Kamikaze attack at
Mindoro Island, on D-Day, 21 December 1944. Photo taken from USS PCER-851.
Photo from "LST Scuttlebutt", March/April 1997, p.46.
|82k||USS LST-472 after Kamikaze attack at Mindoro Island, 19 December 1944.
NARA photo # 80-G-294601 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|53k||Navy ships fighting fires on USS LST-472, after she was hit by a Kamikaze off the Mindoro landing beaches, 15 December 1944. Photographed from on board USS PCE-851. The bow of USS O'Brien (DD-725) is at right, with fire fighting parties spraying water on the burning ship. USS Hopewell (DD-681) is seen nearly bow-on in the center background, largely shrouded by smoke. O'Brien is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 9D.
US Navy photo # NH 103030 from the collections of the US Navy History and Heritage Command, collection of Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid, USN.
|358k||Survivors from the burning USS LST-472 that had been taken off by the destroyers are transferred to
USS PCER-851 for transportation. USS LST 472 was hit by Japanese suicide
plane while conducting operations at Mindoro Island, Philippines, on D-Day.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-294576, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|01||LT. Talley Sr., William Odell, USN||13 March 1943 - 21 December 1944|
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