Transcription of an action report related to the 31 January 1945 Nasugbu Landing Operation from the LCI(L)1 981. 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.
USS LCI(L) 981|
c/o Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, Cal.
|CONFIDENTIAL||6 February 1945|
|From:||Commanding Officer, LCI(L) 981.|
|To:||Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Fleet.|
(1) Commander Task Unit 78.2.3 (ComLCIFlot15).|
(2) Commander Task Group 78.2 (ComPhibGr8).
(3) Commander Task Force 78 (ComSEVENTHPhib).
(4) Commander SEVENTH Flet
|Subject:||Action Report – NASUGBU (Luzon, P. Is.) Operation.|
(a) Article 874(6), U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.|
(b) Com7thPhib Conf. ltr. Serial 0212, of 17 Feb. 1944.
(c) ALNAV 215 of Dec. 1944.
This ship embarked elements of the 188th RCT, 11th Airborne Division, at Tarragona, Leyte, P. Is., on 27 Jan. 1945, and transported them to Nasugbu, Luzon, P. Is., making an assault landing on the beach at 0820 on 31 Jan. 1945 in accordance with Commander Task Group 78.2 (ComPhibGr8) Operation Plan 1-45. After disembarking troops, this ship retracted immediately from the beach. At approximately 1500 31 Jan. 1945, this ship got underway in formation with other units of Task Unit 78.2.3 and proceeded to San Jose, Mindoro, P. Is., where on 4 Feb. 1945 at 1500 elements of the 19th RCT were embarked and transported as reinforcements to Nasugbu, Luzon, P. Is., landing at approximately 0905 on 5 Feb. 1945. When troops had been unloaded, this ship retracted from the beach and at 1625 on 5 Feb. 1945 got underway with elements of Task Unit 78.2.12 and proceeded back to San Jose, Mindoro, P. Is., arriving there at approximately 0900 on 6 Feb. 1945.
No ammunition was expended and no ordnance equipment used.
No enemy action was encountered, no
|FE25/LCI(L)981||USS LCI(L) 981|
|ONFIDENTIAL||6 February 1945|
Action Report – NASUGBU (Luzon, P. Is.) Operation.
battle damage occurred to this ship or its personnel and not any damage was inflicted upon the enemy.
Communications were normal. No other comments.
No casualties were suffered by this ship or any of its personnel. Operating equipment performed satisfactory. Personnel reaction was normal.
T. J. BAILEY
Advance copy to Cominch
To view or download the original document, please refer to Item 2 below under Notes and References.
Notes and references:1 LCI (L) stands for Landing Craft Infantry (Large). “Glossary of U.S. Naval Abbreviations – L,” online at Ibiblio.org.
2 “COM 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.