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LST-472 was laid down on 31 October 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 7 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Frank C. Huntoon; and commissioned on 13 March 1943.

During World War II, LST-472 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Consolidation of southern Solomons-June 1943

New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu- occupation-July 1943

Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina-November and December 1943

Green Islands landings-February 1944

Hollandia operation-April 1944

Western New Guinea operations:

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

(b) Biak Island operation-June 1944

(c) Noemfoor Island operation-July 1944

(d) Cape Sansapor operation-August 1944

(e) Morotai landings-September 1944

Mindoro landings-December 1944

LST-472 was sunk during action with the enemy off Mindoro Island, Philippines, on 21 December 1944 and struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945.

LST-472 earned six battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.

Published: Mon Aug 03 07:07:32 EDT 2015