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Duty Station Details

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Amphibious
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Description

  • Laid down, 15 October 1943, at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.

  • Launched, 6 December 1943

  • Commissioned USS LST-523, 3 February 1944, LTjg. Harold H. Cross, USN, in command

  • During World War II, LST-523 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. On 19 June 1944, she was sunk by an enemy mine. 




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Dive on LST-523 Wreck (Jun 13, 2018) 
 
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American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or, ... More
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
Description
Invasion of Normandy 6 to 19 June 1944
1944
Europe/African/Middle Eastern Campaign
Criteria
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, ... More
1944
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
1944
Participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944
. On 19 June 1944, she was sunk by an enemy mine.
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1944
Operation Overlord
The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest ... More
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1944 - 1944
 
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