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Subject: Re: ONE OFCREW LST 726, 1944 TO 1946


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Buddy LST 1126
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Date Posted: 06/21/12 00:55:16
In reply to: Gordon D. Brindley, deck Gang VPcoxwain 's message, "ONE OFCREW LST 726, 1944 TO 1946" on 06/20/12 03:23:00

I know this is not all the ports you visited, but all that is supplied at NavSource website. The deck logs are stored in the National Archives. You can contact them and have them send you copies for a price or go up yourself and do the copying.
SOURCE OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR LST
The National Archives , 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 can supply almost anything you might wish to know about your LST. Following is a sample of the type of information that is available:

1. Deck Logs: 1941 - 1961: Brief record of the daily administrative activities of the ship....includes journal style entries of the ship's administrative activities, location and course of travel, etc. (You need to provide the name of the ship, date(s) of interest, & the ship's hull number. The cost is $0.25 per page, LST's typically list 45 pages per month.



LST-491 Class Tank Landing Ship: LST 726
Laid down, 26 July 1944, at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched, 6 September 1944
Commissioned USS LST-726, 30 September 1944
During World War II LST-726 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations:

Iwo Jima operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, February 1945
Okinawa Gunto operation;
(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 1945

Following World War II LST-726 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945
Decommissioned, 25 June 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 5 December 1947, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.
LST-726 earned two battle stars for World War II service

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Re: ONE OFCREW LST 726, 1944 TO 1946Penny Litz07/22/12 12:04:04

    Re: ONE OFCREW LST 726, 1944 TO 1946Mike Grobbel12/27/15 17:26:24


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