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January 5, 2018

Action Report of LCI(L) 977 on the Nasugbu Operation, January 1945

Transcription of an action report related to the 31 January 1945 Nasugbu Landing Operation from the LCI(L)1 977. This is a declassified document2 taken from the United States National Archives. It is part of a group of reports filed by LCI(L) Group 44.

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U.S.S. LCI (L) 977
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, Calif.

LCI977/A16-(3)
Serial No. 6
6 February 1945
C O N F I D E N T I A L
From:
To:
Via:




Subject:

Reference:

The Commanding Officer
The Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet.
(1) Commander Task Unit 78.2.3 (ComLCIFlot15)
(2) Commander Task Group 78.2 (ComPhibGr8)
(3) Commander Task Force 78 (Com7thPhibFor)
(4) Commander SEVENTH Fleet.

Action Report, Nasugbu Operation, Luzon.

(a) Article 874(6), U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920
(b) Com7thPhib confltr. of 17 February 1944. Serial # 0212.
(c) ALNAV 215, December 1944.
PART I

Omitted.



PART II

26 January 1945 proceeded to Tarraguna, Leyte, beached, and took aboard 167 officers and men of the 11th Airborne for transportation to Nasugbu. Rehearsed beaching on 27 January. At 1735, underway enroute to Nasugbu. Arrived off Nasugbu 31 January. At 0710, escort ships began shelling beach. At 0828, landed our troops without casualty or mishaps. Departed firing area, anchored, departed for Mindoro at 1347. Arrived at Mindoro at 0750, 1 February.
4 February at 1525 beached at White Beach, Mindoro, took aboard 168 officers and men of the 19th RCT. At 1636, departed for Nasugbu. 5 February at 0826 landed troops without casualty or mishap. 6 February 0815 arrived at Mindoro Island.

PART III

No ordnance equipment used. Not a shot was fired.

PART IV

No battle damage to own ship. No damage to enemy.

PART V

No special comments, no recommendations.

PART VI

All orders to the ship were carried out. All orders to the crew were executed efficiently.

Advance Copy to CominCh.

(Signed) JOHN THOMAS MORGAN
COMMANDING

To view or download the original document, please refer to Item 2 below under Notes and References.

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Notes and references:
1 LCI (L) stands for Landing Craft Infantry (Large). “Glossary of U.S. Naval Abbreviations – L,” online at Ibiblio.org.
2COM LCI(L) GR 44 - Rep of ops In the assault landing on 1/31/45 & resupply landing on 2/5/45 at Nasugbu, Luzon Is, Philippines,” online at the United States National Archives.

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