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LST-469 was laid down on 23 October 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 27 November 1942; and commissioned on 8 March 1943.

During World War II, LST-469 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Hollandia operation-April 1944 Western New Guinea operations:

(a) Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation-May 1944

(b) Biak Island operation-May and June 1944

(c) Noemfoor Island operation-July 1944

(d) Cape Sansapor operation-July and August 1944

(e) Mprotai landings-September 1944

Leyte landings-October 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945

Following the war, LST-469 performed occupation duty in the Far East until 24 October 1945 and saw China service from 25 October to 2 November 1945. Upon her return to the United States, LST-469 was decommissioned on 27 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 1 May that same year. On 13 December 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to Hughes Bros., Inc., New York, N.Y., for scrapping.

LST-469 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

Published: Mon Aug 03 07:06:10 EDT 2015