USS LST-792, a 2366-ton LST-511 class tank landing ship, was built at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was commissioned in early October 1944 and soon went to the Pacific. In February-June 1945 LST-792 took part in the conquests of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Following Japan's surrender she was employed on occupation duties before returning to the United States. USS LST-792 was decommissioned in late April 1946 and sold at the end of October of that year.
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Photo #: 80-G-303923
Iwo Jima Operation, 1945
Building a causeway over the wrecks of several landing craft, on an Iwo Jima beach, February 1945. The craft being covered over include a pair of LCVPs and a LVT amphibious tractor.
Note the mobile cranes at work in the vicinity.
USS LCT-1269 is beached in the middle distance, with USS LST-792 beyond her.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Online Image: 71KB; 740 x 610 pixels
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Page made 28 February 2004