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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 January 1945
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 10 April 1945
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 27 February 1945
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|USS Ozark (LSV-2)
|72k||Ozark (LSV-2) under way near her builders yard, Willamette Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, OR., 16 September 1944.
Her two superfiring 5"/38 gun mounts were removed before she left the shipyard in early October.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-76631, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|38k||USS Ozark (LSV-2) under way, circa 1944-1945, location unknown. Her camouflage is Measure 31 Design 15L||Laurence Talbott USN crew member
and the James F Justin Online Museum
Oral History Collection
|51k||USS Ozark (LSV-2) under way, date and location unknown.||Britt Fontenot|
|USS Ozark (MCS-2)
|44k||USS Ozark (MCS-2) under way circa 1967, location unknown
US Navy photos
|79k||USS Ozark (MCS-2) under way date and location unknown||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|44k||USS Ozark (MCS-2) under way date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|149k||Ex-USS Ozark (MCS-2) twelve hours before sinking. The ship was unintentionally sunk with a Maverick missile launched from an F-4 "Phantom" from Eglin AFB in 1981. The missile's warhead entered on her starboard side approximately 13 feet above the waterline, went through 2 decks and exploded above the hull leaving a hole approximately 3 feet in diameter in her hull. The hole in the bottom of the ship wasn't noticed until the next day when Air Force personnel and Hughes Missile Systems Co. engineers entered the ship for damage assessment. By this time, she was listing at 16 degrees and all personnel were ordered off the ship. The wreck currently lies upright and intact in approximately 330 feet of water, 28 to 30 miles due south of Destin, FL.
Wikemedia Commons, Gordon Starr, photographer, with photo use permission.
|126k||Starboard side view of entry hole in the hull of ex-USS Ozark (MCS-2) milliseconds after impact.
Wikemedia Commons, U.S. Air Force photo, Photo No. Unknown.
|01||CAPT. Williams Frederick Paul||23 September 1944 - ?|
|02||CAPT. Pstrak, Theodore Wesley||1 June 1946 - 29 June 1946|
|Decommissioned||29 June 1946 - 24 June 1966|
|03||CAPT. Little, Charles Eugene||24 June 1966 - July 1967|
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