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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 26 April 1944, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 7 June 1944
  • Commissioned USS LST-922, 29 June 1944, LTjg. Ronnie A. Stallings USN in command
  • During World War II USS LST-922 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation;
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 3 to 18 January 1945
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines;
    Palawan Islands landings, 1 to 2 March 1945
    Visayan Island landings, 2 to 4 April 1945
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations;
    Zambales-Subic Bay, 29 to 30 January, 1945

  • Following World War II USS LST-922 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    21 September to 5 November 1945 
    20 November to 14 December 1945 
    10 January to 11 March 194610 January to 11 March 1946

  • Decommissioned, 8 July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 August 1946
  • USS LST-922 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold to Walter W. Johnson Co., 13 June 1948, for scrapping
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
    landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    7 officers, 104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers, 147 enlisted
    Boats 4 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
    Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
    Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
    2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
    12 single 20MM gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 1,700shp
    twin rudders

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    LST-666 90k USS LST-666 and USS LST-922 moored or beached, date and location unknown. Hal Young USS LST-666
    LST-919 26k USS LST-919 USS LST-922 and USS LST-990 beached at Red Beach Leyte Island, P.I., 14 December 1944. LST Home Port web site
    LST-919 62k USS LST-919, USS LST-922 and USS LST-990 beached at Red Beach Leyte Island, P.I., 14 December 1944, loading supplies and equipment bound for Mindoro Island, P.I.
    Australian War Memorial photo # OG 1909.
    Australian War Memorial
    LST-919 87k USS LST-919, USS LST-922 and USS LST-990 beached at Mindoro Island, P.I., 15 December 1944 unloading supplies and equipment.
    Australian War Memorial photo # 017890.
    Australian War Memorial
    LST-922 659k USS LST-922 and USS LST-457 along with several other LSTs unloading at a pier that was built in one day by Army Engineers at Cebu City, P.I., 3 April 1945.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 205893, by T5 George Arend, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr
    LST-922 94k USS LST-922 beached at Morotai, in the embarkation area for "Operation Oboe 6", 30 May 1945.
    Australian War Memorial photo # 108508.
    Australian War Memorial
    LST-922 81k USS LST-922 beached at Morotai, 30 May 1945 while loading a Matilda tank of the Royal Australian Army 2/9th Armoured Regiment for transportation to North Borneo and "Operation Oboe 6".
    Australian War Memorial photo # 108521.
    Australian War Memorial
    LST-922 89k USS LST-922 at anchor, circa 1945-46, location unknown.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 84705. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1976.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    USS LST-922
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Stallings, Ronnie A., USN29 June 1944 - 5 November 1945
    02LTjg. Rawlins, Rea G., USNR5 November 1945 - May 1946
    03LTjg. Searing George R., USNRMay 1946 - 8 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Homeport
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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