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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 5 and 9 to 11 September 1943
Saidor occupation, 2 to 11, 19 to 22 and 28 to 30 January 1944
Leyte landings, 13 to 27 October and 5 to 18 November 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Green Islands landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 15 January 1945
|Hollandia operation, 21 to 25 April 1944||Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
|Western New Guinea operation
Biak Island operation, 28 to 31 May and 3 to 7, 9 to 14, 16 to 20 June 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
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US Naval History and Heritage Command
Photo # USMC 69080
|125k||Cape Gloucester Invasion, December 1943. Loading LSTs at Oro Bay, New Guinea, on December 24, 1943, in preparation for the Cape Gloucester
landings two days later. Photographed by Brenner. LSTs present include (from left to right):
USS LST-474, and
USS LST-18. Note Marines marching by Jeep in foreground.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # USMC 69080 and Photo from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
Photo from "A Photographic History of World War 2", Colliers, 1946
|115k||USS LST-474 beached at "Yellow Beach One," Silimate Point, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 14 April 1944. She grounded at 0721
and loaded all day, departing for Cape Cretin, New Guinea the next morning at 1104.
US Marine Corps photo # 127-GW-89193 now in the custody of the National Archives at NARA II, College Park, MD.
|51k||USS LST-474 beached at Aitape, North East New Guinea, 22 April 1944, while Royal Australian Air Force Engineers unload their heavy equipment across the beach.
Australian War Memorial photo # OG1030.
|Australian War Memorial|
|53k||USS LST-474 and two other LSTs tied up to USS Culebra Island (ARG-7) while at anchor off Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, October 1944. These three LSTs were damaged by shore batteries at Leyte, each of them lost men and two of them an officer each. Photo by Vincent Cottrell||Daniel Cottrell in honor of his father Vincent Cottrell, Coxswain, USNR USS Culebra Island|
|1422k||USS LST-474 beached at Aitape, North East New Guinea, 12 December 1944, while Royal Australian and US forces load men and equipment for an upcoming landing. The LCT in the foreground is unidentified.
US Army Signal Corps photo #SC 200008 from the collections of the US National Archives.
|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|
|56k||USS LST-475, USS LST-474, USS LST-594 and other amphibious vessels beached in the Philippines, August 1945. Note crew members swimming in the surf near the bow of LST-474.||Thomas Clevenger 1SG (ret), US Army for his father-in-law LT. Vasco Luchi USNR, USS LST-582, courtesy Ed Novak Electricians Mate USS LST-582|
|78k||USS LST-474 beached at Balikpapan, Borneo, 3 July 1945, while Royal Australian Air Force Engineers of No. 61 Airfield Construction Wing RAAF, unload their heavy machinery.
Australian War Memorial photo # OG3033.
|Australian War Memorial.|
|01||LT. Langworthy, Richard Walter, USN||19 March 1943 - 4 April 1944|
|02||LTjg. Ross, Harvey T., USNR||4 April 1944 - May 1945|
|03||LT. Hull, G. L., USNR||May 1945 - 22 March 1946|
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