c/o FLEET POST OFFICE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
|From:||The Commanding Officer.|
|To:||The Commander in Chief, United States Fleet.|
(1) The Commander Task Unit 78.2.6.|
(2) The Commander Task Group 78.2(ComPhibGrpEight).
(3) The Commander Task Force 78(ComSeventhPhibFor).
(4) The Commander Task Force 77(Com7thFlt).
|Subject:||Action – Report of.|
|Reference:||(a) Pacific Fleet Confidential Ltr. 2CL-44, of 1 January 1944.|
1. At 1730 on 27 January 1945, this vessel sortied from Tarragona, Leyte as a unit of T.G. 78.2. The destination of T.G. 78.2 was Nasugbu, Batangas Province, Luzon. Movement to objective area was through point DAB in Leyte Gulf via route Moose to JAM and from point JAM to the assault area. At 0620 on 31 January, the signal to deploy was executed. This vessel proceeded to gunfire support area Baker.
2. The mission of this vessel was to provide fire support with 4.2 mortars in the beach area south of Red Beach.
Subject: Action – report of.
2. On X plus 1, 1 February 1945, we remained at anchor in area Baker for call fire missions.
3. On X plus 2, at 0200, we took departure.
1. The results and effectiveness of our fire could not be ascertained. However, several buildings along the beach were hit and a large fire started. A total of 247 rounds of H.E. mortar ammunition was expended.
2. No results could be ascertained from the 20 MM fire. 164 rounds were expended.
2 “LCI(M)-755 - Rep of ops in the amphibious assault landing at Nasugbu, Luzon Is, Philippines, 1/31/45 2/2/45,” online at the United States National Archives.
3 The term “Q-boat” likely referred to the “Shin'yō-class suicide motorboat,” Wikipedia.