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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
|3 Fleet operations against Japan, 10 July to 3 August 1945|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3d Fleet operations in support of Okinawa Gunto operation, 16 March to 11 June 1945
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
29 November to 18 December 1967
30 December 1967 to 17 January 1968
29 January 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
5 to 11 April 1968
30 January to 9 February 1968
17 to 29 February 1968
9 to 16 March1968
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|46k||Mauna Loa (AE-8) launching, 14 April 1943 at Tampa Shipbuilding Corp., Tampa, FL.
Photo from Hampton Dunn Collection.
|188k||Mauna Loa (AE-8) as seen from USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) with
USS Chauncey (DD-667) in the background,
22 March 1945. Chauncey was reported by Mauna Loa as unable to maintain her station due to heavy weather.
US National Archives Photo # 80-G-316353 a US Navy photo now in the collection of the US National Archives, College Park, Maryland.
|74k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) at anchor, date and location unknown.|
|118k||From left to right Sixth Fleet ships moored at Barcelona, Spain in April 1956: USS Cassin Young (DD-793), USS Albany (CA-123), USS Newport News (CA-148), USS Mercury (AKS-20), and USS Mauna Loa (AE-8). Newport News had just taken over as Flagship for Vice Admiral Harry D. Felt, Commander Sixth Fleet, when this photo was taken.||George Klos|
|53k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) at anchor in Gravesend Bay, N.Y., 26 July 1957. Mauna Loa caught fire on this date near the entrance to New York Harbor and for 75 minutes endangered large parts of the New York and New Jersey waterfront before the fire was brought under control by the ships' crew. The Mauna Loa was headed for NAD Earle, N.J.
US Navy photo from a United Press photo.
|108k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1959.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|243k||Port and Starboard bow views of USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) under way, 19 November 1961, near Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.||Mike Smolinski
Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) replenishes USS Forrestal (CVA-59) in the Virginia Capes area, 7 July 1962. Forrestal
had Carrier Air Group (CVG-8), tail code "AJ," embarked.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|227k||USS Springfield (CLG-7) breaking away from USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) after completing a replenishment at sea while in the Mediterranean Sea, circa 1965.||William C. Swisher|
|128k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) offloading ammunition while at anchor at San Juan, Puerto Rico, circa 1964-1975. The service craft alongside includes
Waukegan (YTM-755) amidships and
US Navy photo # USN 1111131 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|128k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|99k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|91k||USS Mauna Loa (AE-8) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|01||CAPT. Martin, George Dewey||27 October 1943 - 19 June 1945|
|02||LCDR. Rawson, Kenneth L.||19 June 1945 - 30 October 1945|
|03||CDR. Stuart, Alexander Lunde||30 October 1945 - 13 March 1946|
|04||CDR. Matthiesen, Hans Olaf, USNR||13 March 1946 - 15 May 1946|
|05||LT. Shingler, Stanley M.||15 May 1946 - 30 August 1946|
|Decommissioned||30 August1946 - 31 January 1955|
|06||CAPT. Hurlbert, Elgin Blaine||31 January 1955 - 10 April 1956|
|07||CAPT. Gerwick, John Day||10 April 1956 - 10 May 1957|
|08||CAPT. Harlfinger II, Frederick Joseph :VADM||10 May 1957 - 18 July 1958|
|09||CAPT. Gray Jr., James Seton||18 July 1958 - 22 September 1958|
|10||CDR. Ragsdale, Charles Clifton||22 September 1958 - 16 December 1958|
|Decommissioned||16 December 1958 - 27 November 1961|
|11||CAPT. O'Neil, Vernon Patrick||27 November 1961 - 19 March 1963|
|12||CAPT. Alexander, Robert Hoitt||19 March 1963 - 7 February 1964|
|13||CAPT. Houser, William Douglas (Bill) USN (USNA 1941) :VADM||7 February 1964 - 16 January 1965|
|14||CAPT. Aldrich, James Hunter USN (USNA 1944)||16 January 1965 - 21 December 1965|
|15||CAPT. Cooke, Henry Jonathan Hosmer, USN (USNA 1943)||21 December 1965 - 3 December 1966|
|16||CAPT. Spenser, Ray Arden||3 December 1966 - 26 June 1968|
|17||CAPT. Bogan, Lewis Frederick, USN (USNA 1944)||26 June 1968 - 10 August 1969|
|18||CAPT. McKeever, Eugene V.||10 August 1969 - 15 December 1970|
|19||LCDR. Mahon Jr., Edward Joseph, USN (USNA 1957)||15 December 1970 - 26 February 1971|
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