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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 3 March 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 May to 7 June 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|9 to 12 September 1945||8 to 12 February 1955|
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
||North Korean Aggression
18 September to 2 November 1950
|UN Counter Offensive
1 to 14 March 1951
|Communist China Aggression
3 November 1950 to 14 January 1951
|Second Korean Winter
11 January to 30 April 1952
13 to 17 September 1950
|Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
1 May to 6 August 1952
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|87k||USS LST-715 laying off the beach at Iwo Jima, Green Beach, Volcano Islands. She is off the port bow of USS LST-399. In the background an LSM(R) is laying a barrage of rockets onto the slopes of Mount Suribachi, 19 February 1945.||Photo by William E. Jayne USS LST-399|
|78k||USS LST-715 at Iwo Jima, Green Beach, Volcano Islands, 25 February 1945.
US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|LST-715 De Kalb County web site|
|63k||USS LSM-140 and USS LST-715 beached at Iwo Jima, circa 9 February to 16 March 1945.||USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|121k||Aerial view of the Iwo Jima beachhead, circa February 1945. Ships that can be identified include;
USS LST-784 and
USS LSM-47, and
The one lone LCI that is identifiable is USS LCI(L)-1077.
USMC photo # 110582
|USS LSM / LSMR Association|
|327k||Ten LSTs moored at the Yonabaru Pier, Okinawa, 23 July 1945. From right to left:
US Navy photo 21st USNCB Neg. No. 204.
|164k||Inchon Invasion, September 1950. Four LSTs unload men and equipment while "high and dry" at low tide on Inchon's Red Beach, 16 September 1950, the day after the initial landings there. USS LST-715 is on the right end of this group, which also includes; USS LST-611 and
USS LST-845 along with one other. Another LST is beached on the tidal mud flats at the extreme right. Note bombardment damage to the building in center foreground, many trucks at work, Wolmi-Do island in the left background and the causeway connecting the island to Inchon. Ship in the far distance, just beyond the right end of Wolmi-Do, is USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729).
US Navy photo # 80-G-420027 now in the collection of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|188k||Bow view of USS LST-715 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, circa August 8, 1951, alongside of USS Askari (ARL-30). LST-715 was under repairs at Mare Island from 5 May to 9 August 1951. Visible just abaft the forward gun tubs is the elevator that transported vehicles carried externally, on the upper deck, to the tank deck so that they could be off loaded over the bow ramp. The structure abaft it is a short ramp leading to the elevator, opened up to reveal stowage between deck and ramp. Landing craft in the davits are LCVPs.
US Navy photo from "US Amphibious Ships and Craft", by Norman Friedman.
|177k||Stern view of USS LST-715 at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 9 August 1951. Forward of LST-715 is USS Miller (DD-535) and USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675) while USS Askari (ARL-30) is inboard of LST-715. USS LST-715 was under repairs at Mare Island from 5 May to 9 August 1951.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 10068-8-51 8/8/51.
|109k||Bow on view of USS LST-715 departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 9 August 1951.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 10071-8-51 8/8/51.
|87k||Aft quarter view of USS LST-715 off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 9 August 1951.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 10074-8-51 8/8/51.
|336k||USS LST-715 beached, date and location unknown.||Dave Kerr|
|64k||USS LST-715 underway, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|01||ENS. Trapp, Robert I. USN||15 August 1944 - 12 March 1946|
|02||LTjg. Duell. Robert C. USNR||12 March 1946 - 17 April 1946|
|Decommissioned||17 April 1946 - 30 August 1950|
|03||LT. Greff Jr., Clarence Henry USN||June 1958 - October 1959|
|04||LT. Wright, Ross Wallace, USN||1960 -|
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