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Landing Ship USS LST-915

 
    LST-915
 

LST-915 was laid down on 22 March 1944 at Hingham, Mass. By the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard and launched on 3 May 1944.  It was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during WWII.  Length was 328’and beam was 50’.  It had a crew of about 13 officers and 104 enlisted.  It had troop accomodations for 16 officers and 147 enlisted.

Per a notebook of Lt. Kenneth Skiles, its ports of call were:

• Left Boston 5-1-45
• Left Norfolk 5-12-45
• Arrived Coco Sola, Panama 5-20-45
• Left Coco Sola, Panama 5-22-45
• Arrived Pearl Harbor 6-10-45
• Left Pearl Harbor 6-13-45
• Arrived Eniwetok 6-25-45
• Left Eniwetok 6-26-45
• Arrived Guam 7-1-45
• Left Guam 7-7-45
• Arrived Saipan 7-8-45
• Left Saipan 7-31-45
• Arrived Guam 8-1-45
• Left Guam 8-2-45
• Arrived Saipan 8-3-45
• Left Saipan 8-11-45
• Arrived Okinawa 8-17-45
• Left Okinawa 9-4-45
• Arrived Yokohama 9-9-45
• Left Yokohama 9-12-45
• Arrived Okinawa 9-15-45
• Left Okinawa 10-3-45
• Arrive Yokohama 10-8-45
• Left Yokohama 10-17-45
• Arrive Manila 10-26-45
• Left Manila 11-2-45
• Arrived Subic Bay 11-2-45
• Left Subic Bay 11-3-45
• Arrived illegible maybe Samoa 11-6-45
• Left illegible maybe Samoa 11-7-45  LAST ENTRY



LST 915
Crew members listed on photos taken by Lt. (jg) Kenneth A. Skiles

Lt. John F. Winter (CO) (Rock Island, IL)
Lt. (jg) William E. Davis  (Camerson, Ms)
Lt. Richard P. Zarr (Ambler, PA)
Lt. (jg) K.A. Skiles (Grayville, IL)
Lt. (jg) Jack F. Bryson (Chicago, IL)
Ens. Raymond H. Blair (Ft. Worth, TX)
Lt. (jg) James E. MacWhirter (Charlotte, NC)
Lt. (jg) M.C. Farrell (New Orleans, LA)
Lt. R.W. Mills (doc) (Fond Du Lac, Wisc)
Lt. (jg) Norton Terry (Ossining NY)

Wittenberg
Farber
Babbitt
Spencer
Letourneau
Bidinger
McFee
Francis J. (Joe) Broderick (Seymour, Conn)
Hamm
Mahoney
Casper
Yaickle (sp?)
Alsbrook
Sutton
McGurk
Alsbrook
San Felipo
Germain
Rheinwold
David W. Swenson (Logan, UT)

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