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Japanese captured flag from Okinawa


Ricardo

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Hi,

 

Japanese flag captured in Okinawa for R.W. Iverson - USS LST-668*

 

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USS LST-668*

 

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Laid down, 6 March 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.

 

Launched, 30 April 1944

 

Commissioned USS LST-668, 23 May 1944, Lt. Milford E. Clark USNR in command

 

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During World War II USS LST-668 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, as LST Flotilla Eight (CAPT. E. Watts USN), Group 22 - Flagship, (CDR. E.H. Pope USN), and participated in the following campaigns:

 

Western New Guinea operation

Morotai landings, September 1944

 

Leyte operation

Leyte landings, October and November 1944

 

Luzon operation

Mindanao Island landings, April and May 1945

 

Okinawa Gunto operation

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, June 1945

 

Decommissioned, 24 June 1946

 

Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946

 

Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 May 1947, to Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA.

 

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USS LST-668 earned four battle stars for World War II service

 

Complement: 7 officers, 104 enlisted

 

Troop Accommodations: 16 officers, 147 enlisted

 

Regards,

 

Ricardo.

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Corpsmancollector

Stunning Ricardo, that is a great looking display!

 

Thanks for posting,

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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