Bay, Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, 1944
U.S.Army Engineers map
for the Navy & Army.
|Humboldt Bay to Leyte - LSM 34 route in orange: From Map # 29, Invasion of Leyte, 17 - 25 October 1944, Allied Liberation of the Philippines, World War Two - Asian / Pacific Theater, United States Military Academy’s Department of History.|
|Leyte: October 13 or
20 to December 8, 1944:
are for Ralph's &
LSM 34's participation. Ralph reports LSM 34 first date of
participation was October 20. Navy history sources credit it with
starting participation on October 13.
The Leyte Campaign continued to July, 1 1945.
This Army publication is linked here because it details Naval activities. The cover is of Naval landing vessels and the maps show Naval movements that include LSM 34's
|Lingayen Gulf: Landings at were part of the Luzon & Manila Bay-Bicol operations from December 12, 1944 to January 18, 1945.|
|LST loaded with LCVPs
LST 672 loaded with LCVPs, San Francisco Bay, 1946.
|USS O'Brien (DD-725)
|Papau & New Guinea Campaigns|
|July 23, 1942 - January 23, 1943: Papua Campaign|
|January 24, 1943 - December 31, 1944: New Guinea Campaign|
|P-38 -- Lockheed P-38 Lightning was used extensively as a long-range escort fighter and saw action in practically every major combat area of the world. A very versatile aircraft, the Lightning was also used for dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo reconnaissance missions.|
|Southern Philippines from March 10 to May 16, 1945.|
|USS Ward (APD-16): "On the morning of 7 December 1944...she was patrolling off the invasion area when she came under attack by several Japanese aircraft. One bomber made a suicide crash into her hull amidships, bringing the ship to a stop. When the resulting fires could not be controlled, Ward's crew was ordered to abandon ship and she was sunk by gunfire from USS O'Brien (DD-725)."|
|Wildcat: Grumman F4F Fighters.|
|White Beach at Tacloban. From Map # 30, Invasion of Leyte, 17 October - 30 December 1944, Allied Liberation of the Philippines, World War Two - Asian / Pacific Theater, United States Military Academy’s Department of History.|