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|Gilbert Islands operation, 21 November to 8 December 1943||Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 1 to 6 February 1944
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|72k||USS LST-480 beached with an unidentified LST and LCT-314 while unloading cargo and troops, possibly in the Aleutian Islands, date unknown.||R. Michael Harpe|
|1127k||Men watch as fire fighters battle flames in USS LST-480 in the West Loch at Pearl Harbor, 22 May 1944, the day after the disaster. Note the men working from the LVT(2) amphibious tractor in the center. The LVT wears the nickname "Captain Blood".
Army Signal Corps photo # SC 427949 from the US Army Signal Corps. collection in the US National Archives.
|1793k||USS LST-39 on fire, 22 May 1944, as crew men work on her bow ramp, probably removing cargo into waiting small craft and tugs attempt to put her fires out. Note smoke rising from the wreck of USS LST-480, at right, as tugs and other craft try to put out her fires. Photos dated 22 May 1944, the day after the West Loch explosion. Photo from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the US National Archives. Photo #'s SC 185701 and SC 185701 Cropped||Dave Kerr (SC 187501)
Robert Hurst (SC 187501 Cropped)
SC 187501 Cropped
|96k||Overhead photo of the USS LST-480 on fire again, 12 May 1944. The sunken remains of the USS LST-353 are off her starboard bow, while the beached and burnt out hulk of USS LST-39 is in the left distance.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-276945
|1307k||Overhead view of the burning hulk of USS LST-480 in the West Loch at Pearl Harbor, 22 May 1944.
The vessel with her bow on the stern of LST-480 is the US Coast Guard Buoy Tender
USCG Woodbine (WAGL-289).
US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 27644 from the Army Signal Corps Collection at the US National Archives
|Dave Kerr and Mike Green|
|61k||The hulk of ex-USS LST-480 on the beach in West Loch, Pearl Harbor the site of the second major disaster at Pearl Harbor during World War II. (See related story link in Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest below). Photo taken circa 2003.||Photo by EN1 (SW) Peter E. Skoutas USS Frederick (LST-1184) A Div.|
|303k||The rusted hull of ex USS LST-480 in the water of the West Loch, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, 21 May 2003.
59 years after explosions rang out in Pearl Harbors West Loch, a memorial of disaster reminds all of a quiet Sunday afternoon on May 21, 1944. More than two dozen
ammunition ships moored there preparing for an attack on Saipan when there was a sudden explosion which caused a deadly chain reaction. The total casualties from the
tragedy were 163 dead and 396 injured and eight ships were also lost.
US Navy photo # 030521-N-8157C-040 by PH2 Dennis Cantrel.
|448k||The rusted hull of ex USS LST-480 remains in the water at West Loch, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The remains honor the
163 Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who died and 396 wounded when a fuel and ammunition explosion occurred at West Loch during World War II on May 21, 1944.
US Navy photo # 130521-N-IU636-085 PEARL HARBOR (May 21, 2013) by MCSN Johans Chavarro.
|62k||Undated photos of the hulk of ex-USS LST-480 on the beach at Naval Magazine Lualualei, West Loch, Pearl Harbor, HI.
Library of Congress photo #s HABS HI,2-PEHA,103—1, HABS HI,2-PEHA,103—2 and HABS HI,2-PEHA,103—3
|Robert Stoner and Mike Green|
|01||LT. Johnson, W. H., USN||3 May 1943 - 21 May 1944|
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