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Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
Red Beach below Catmon Hill
|Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945
LCT-898 was loaded on board USS LST-698 at New Orleans in June 44 before departing for Pearl Harbor, T.H, via Guantanemo Bay, Cuba, the Panama Canal, and San Diego, CA. While at Hawaii USS LST-698 with LCT-898 on board participated in training for LVT launch and recovery USS LST-698 with LCT-898 on board departed Hawaii, July 1944 for Manus, Admiralty Islands in preparation for operations in Leyte Gulf LCT-898 was side launched from USS LST-698 off Red Beach, Catmon Hill, Leyte, 20 October 1944 LCT-898 commenced independent operations with LCT Flotilla 8, Group 44 performing lighterage and other types of cargo duty in the Leyte area, landing material at Tacloban, Abouyog, Tanauan, Tolosa and other towns on the eastern shore of Leyte Island LCT-898 was lead unit in a special deployment to Abouyog for relief of the US Army 32nd Infantry Division when they were cut off at Baybay on the western shore of Leyte below Ormoc. As lead ship she carried a fully mixed load of rations, fuel, oil and ammo
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