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John Keshishian and the LST 466

TUSS LST-466 underway and alongside USS Harrison (DD-573), returning from the Leyte invasion bound for Humboldt Bay, Dutch New Guinea, between 21 and 27 October 1944.

"The last offensives in the Southwest Pacific Area started on May 1 when an Australian brigade went ashore on Tarakan Island, Borneo. Carried to the beaches by landing craft manned by U.S. Army engineers, the Australians had air support from fields on Morotai and in the southern Philippines." http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AMH/AMH/AMH-23.html

"LST-511 Class Tank Landing Ship:

  • Laid down, 14 October 1942, at Kaiser, Inc., Vancouver, WA.
  • Launched, 18 November 1942
  • Commissioned USS LST 466, 1 March 1943
  • During World War II USS LST-466 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
     Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    New Guinea operation 
    Lae occupation, September 1943 
    Saidor occupation, January 1944
    Leyte operation 
    Leyte landings, October 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation 
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943 and February 1944 
    Admiralty Islands landings, February and March 1944
    Luzon operation 
    Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945
    Hollandia operation, April and May 1944 Borneo operation 
    Tarakan Island operation, April and May 1945 
    Balikpapan operation, June and July 1945
    Western New Guinea operations 
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, May 1944 
    Biak Island operation, May and June 1944 
    Noemfoor Island operation, July 1944 
    Cape Sansapor operation, July and August 1944

  • Following World War II USS LST-466 performed occupation duty in the Far East in October 1945 and saw service in China in November and December 1945
  • Decommissioned, 8 March 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 4 June 1948 to Hughes Bros., Inc., New York, N.Y. and subsequently scrapped
  • USS LST-466 earned seven battle stars for World War II service
  •  http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/160641.htm

    Lieutenant JG John Keshishian at Okinawa 1945
    John participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945

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