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LST-220 was laid down on 4 March 1943 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 3 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. A. E. Ellerbee; and commissioned on 26 August 1943.

During World War II, LST-220 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Green Islands landing-February 1944

Hollandia operation-April 1944

Capture and occupation of Guam-July and August 1944

Leyte landings-October and November 1944

Following the war, LST-220 returned to the United States and was decommissioned in March 1946 and was destroyed and struck from the Navy list on 12 May 1948.

LST-220 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

Published: Thu Jul 30 08:40:28 EDT 2015