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January 5, 2018

Action Report of LCI(L) 978 on the Nasugbu Operation, January 1945

Transcription of an action report related to the 31 January 1945 Nasugbu Landing Operation from the LCI(L)1 978. 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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Serial 009
USS LCI(L) 978
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, Calif.
Confidential 5 February 1945



The Commanding Officer
The Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet.
(1) Commander Task Unit 78.2.3 (ComLCIFlot15)
(2) Commander Task Group 78.2 (ComPhibGroup 8)
(3) Commander Task Force 78 (Com7thPhib).
(4) Commander SEVENTH Flet

Action Report, Nasugbu Operation

(a) Article 874(6), U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920
(b) Com7thPhib Conf. ltr. Serial 0212, dated 17 February 1944.
(c) ALNAV 215 of December 1944.
1. Part I (omitted)

2. Part II – In accordance with CTG 78.2 Operation Plan 1-45, this ship loaded troops of the 11th Airborne Division on 26 January 1945 at Leyte, P.I. Troops were transported to and landed on the beach-head at Nasugbu, Luzon Is., P.I. at 0825 on 31 January 1945 without casualty. This ship returned to Mindoro Island, P.I. and loaded troops of the 19th Infantry on 4 February 1945. These troops were transported to and landed on the previously secured beach-head at Nasugbu, Luzon Is., P.I. at 0808 on 5 February 1945.

3. Part III – No ammunition expended.

4. Part IV – No battle damage on this ship. It was impossible to estimate the damage to enemy after the beach was bombarded.

5. Part V – No comments.

6. Part VI – All personnel performed their duties as directed without casualty.

Leo B. Huckabee, Jr.

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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
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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