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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 22 to 28 December 1943, 30 December 1943 to 3 January 1944, 9 to 11 January 1944, 5 to 9, 18 to 21 and 23 to 26 February 1944
Admiralty Islands landings, 11 to 15 March 1944
Leyte landings, 5 to 18 November 1944
|Hollandia operation 21 to 26 April 1944, 1 to 7 and 9 to 16 May 1944||Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 16 January 1945
|Western New Guinea operation
Biak Island operation, 27 to 29 May 1944, 31 May to 4 June 1944, 9 to 13 and 16 to 20 June 1944
Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 4 and 6 to 11 July 1944
Cape Sansapor operation, 12 to 18 and 20 to 26 August 1944
Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
|Consolidation and capture of the southern Philippines
Mindanao landings, 10 to 18 and 24 to 31 March 1945
Sulu Archipelago landings, 2 to 4 and 9 to 11 April 1945
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|219k||USS LST-459 anchored at Townsville, Australia in June 1943.
U.S Naval Construction Battalion No· 0060 World War II Cruise Book pg25
|242k||USS LST-459 beached at Townsville, Australia in June 1943 with six unidentified LSTs.
U.S Naval Construction Battalion No· 0060 World War II Cruise Book pg26
|333k||USS LST-459 passed on port side of USS Blue Ridge (AGC-2) during either the Leyte landings or the Lingayen Gulf landings as she heads for the beach.||Michael Patrick for his father John J. Patrick RT/3c, USS Blue Ridge, 1943-1945.|
|2,794k||Left to right USS LST-459, USS LSM-40 and
LCT(6)-1096 landing troops of the 163rd RCT and bulk material including ammunition and rations onto Blue Beach,
Jolo Island, Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands. Between 1036 and 1135 hours, 9 April 1945. LCT(6)-1278 and three unidentified LCTs are on the right (
LCT(6)-1206 were in this group.)
Ref. COMTASK GROUP 76.10 War Diary, US National Archives, U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo # 266350, Local Identifier 111-SCA-2988, US National Archives Identifer 80685216 page 37.
|144k||USS LST-459 beached on Blue Beach, Jolo Island, Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands, 9 April 1945 while landing units from
the 163rd RCT, 41st Inf.Div. US Army.
Frames from the film "LST BEING UNLOADED AT SEA BECAUSE OF MUDDY BEACHES, PARANG, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS ; 41ST RECONNAISSANCE TROOPS AT ZAMBOANGA, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS ; BEACHHEAD SCENES OF 163RD INFANTRY REGIMENT, 41ST INFANTRY DIVISION, LANDING ON JOLO ISLANDS, SULU ARCHIPELAGO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS" National Archives ID 17932. Local ID 111-ADC-4130. Dept. of the Army. Ref. COMTASK-GROUP 76.10 - Rep of the invasions & resupply of Sanga Sanga & Jolo Is, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines 4/2-11/45- National Archives.
|298k||LCT(6)-1278 of LCT GR 95,
USS LSM-40 of LSM GR 6 and
USS LST-459 are landing vehicles and troops of the 163rd RCT and bulk material including ammunition and rations onto Blue Beach, Jolo Island, Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands.
Between 1036 and 1135 hours, 9 April 1945.
U.S. National Archives Identifier 80685216 page 41 Local Identifier 111-SCA-2988, U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph #SC 266347.
|1086k||USS LST-459 moored at Pearl Harbor, circa 16 to 23 January 1946.
Also present are:
USS Bennington (CV-20) moored across the channel at NAS Ford Island,
USS Troilus (AKA-46) moored astern of,
USS Cape Gloucester (CVE-109),
USS LST-1079 moored astern of
USS Terror (CM-5),
USS LST-459 with LCT-1015 secured to her main deck, astern of
Moored forward of LST-863 are an unidentified Minesweeper and two Rescue and Salvage ships
The next pier has two unidentified ships, possibly AKs the Survey Ship USS Sumner (AGS-5), and two unidentified Minesweepers
USS LST-737 moored astern of
USS LST-45 moored astern of numerous Minesweepers and possibly
USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85)
US Navy photo BUAer photo # 496019 from "CINCPAC, Released 23 January 1946.
|01||LT. Arthur, E. F., USNR||13 February 1943 - February 1944|
|02||LT. Waggener, Nelson, USNR||February1944 - May 1945|
|03||LT. Younts, Austin R., USNR||May 1945 - March 1946|
|04||LTjg. Risener, Harold M., USNR||March 1946 - 12 April 1946|
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