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Subject: LST 788


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Date Posted: 01/ 3/10 18:54:05

LST 788

MEDALS
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima)
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
World War II Victory Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

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# LST-511 Class Tank Landing Ship: Laid down, 9 July 1944 at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
# Launched, 19 August 1944
# Commissioned USS LST-788, 18 September 1944, LT. Walter R. Benson, USCGR, in command
# Succeeding Commanding Officers
LT. Bernard J. Kearns, USCGR - 9 November 1945 - 30 January 1946
LT. Bradley A. Kendis, USCGR: 30 January 1946 - 8 March 1946
LTjg. Russel D. Erickson: 8 March 1946 - 16 April 1946
# During World War II LST-788 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater USS LST-788 LST Flotilla 29, Group 86, Division 171 and participated in the following campaigns:
Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 15 February to 16 March 1945
Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 1945
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# Following World War II LST-788 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945
# Decommissioned, 16 April 1946
# Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June, 1946
# Final Disposition, sold, 26 September 1947, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD., for scrapping
# LST-788 earned two battle stars for World War II service

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Re: LST 788Murray Friedman (Contented)11/11/11 07:13:17


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