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Subject: For David Fuller - LST 205


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The Old Sea Dog
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Date Posted: 08/15/09 17:22:44

David: You ask, We supply.
LST 205





USS LST-205 (1943 - 1945)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Quebec - Bravo
NZQB

Awards

China Service Medal (extended)
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Philippine Liberation Medal (1)

# LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship: Laid down, 5 August 1942 at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, Ill.
# Launched, 13 April 1943
# Commissioned USS LST 205, 15 May 1943, LT. R. J. Buchar, USCG in command
Succeeding Commanding Officers
LTjg. P. L. Bean, USCGR
LT S. F. Regard, USCGR
# During World War II, USS LST-205 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LST Flotilla 13, Group 39, Division 78 and LST Flotilla Five (Capt. G.B. Carter, USN), Group Fifteen (Cdr. V. K. Busck, USN), Division 30 and participated in the following campaigns:
Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns Campaign and Dates
Gilbert Islands operation
Tarawa, 13 November to 8 December 1943
Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
Western New Guinea operations
Biak Island operation, 27 May to 21 June 1944
Leyte operation
Leyte landings, 10 October to 29 November 1944

# USS LST-205 was redesignated Tank Landing Ship (Hospital), LST(H)-205, 15 September 1945;
# Following World War II LST(H)-205 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945
# Decommissioned, 2 April 1946
# Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
# Final Disposition, sold, 4 June 1948, to Hughes Bros., Inc., New York City, N.Y., for scrapping
# USS LST-205 earned four battle stars for World War II service

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