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LST-388 was laid down on 20 June 1942 at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.; launched on 28 September 1942; sponsored by Miss Barbara Ann Besse; and commissioned on 20 November 1942.

During World War II, LST-388 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

Tunisian operations-November 1942 through July 1943

Sicilian occupation-July 1943

Salerno landings-September 1943

Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

After the war, she was decommissioned on 1 February 1947 and struck from the Navy list on 25 February 1947. On 7 April 1948, the ship was transferred to the Maritime Administration and later sold.

LST-388 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

Published: Thu Jul 30 10:18:34 EDT 2015