Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Naval History Division Washington
LST-270 was laid down on 13 January 1943 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 18 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. R.D. Seagraves; and commissioned on 8 September 1943, Lt. O.W. Barber in command.
During World War II, LST-270 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls--January and February 1944.
Hollandia operation--April 1944.
Capture and occupation of Guam--July 1944.
Leyte landings--October 1944.
LST-270 was sold on 12 May 1950.
LST-270 earned four battle stars for World War II service.
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