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At 0815, 29 December 1944, USAV FS-349 was participating in "U plus 15, L-13" resupply of the Mindoro force, the convoy was attacked by several enemy aircraft. A single-engine aircraft approached the convoy from the port side apparently attempting to crash dive into USS Porcupine (IX-126), which was 700 yards off USAV FS-349's starboard beam. Porcupine would be sunk later in the day when at approximately 1549 five Japanese Vals attacked convoy with one dropping a bomb on Porcupine, then crashed into the ship, killing seven of her crew and wounding eight others.
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|124k||M/V Lanao (ex-USAV FS-349) in merchant service for the Everett Lines
Photo from Manila Chronicle, 6 February 1952.
| Commanding Officers|
|01||LTjg. F.H. James, USCGR||16 May 1944 - 18 September 1945|
|02||LTjg F.A.Ziemba, USCGR||18 September 1945 - 19 November 1945|
|03||LT. B.T. Bassford, USCGR||19 November 1945 - ?|
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LTjg. F.H. James, USCGR, 16 May 1944 LTjg. F.A. Ziemba, USCGR, relieved LTjg. LTjg F.A.Ziemba, USCGR, 18 September 1945 LT. B.T. Bassford, USCGR, 19 November 1945