Re: USN LST 399
Hi,I may have found one name for you but it is a long shot.This man is about 84 which is an appropriate age for a WWII Vet. He is in CT and that is the state that he was associated with on the site I found just below.
130 Chapman St
New Britain, CT 06051-2810
Also found some other things that might be of interest.
LST - 399 was laid down on 28 September 1942 at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.; launched on 23 November 1942; sponsored by Miss Valerie Macpherson; and commissioned on 4 January 1943. During World War II, LST-399 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: New Georgia Group operation: (a) New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation- July 1943 (b) Vella Lavella occupation-August 1943 Treasury Island landing-October and November 1943 Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944 Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima-February 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945 Following the war, LST-399 performed occupation duty in the Far East in the fall of 1945. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 8 December 1945. The tank landing ship served with the Military Sealift Command as USNS LST-399 (T-LST-399) from 31 March 1952 until struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1973 and subsequently scrapped. LST-399 earned five battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War 11 service.
For muster rolls from 1939 to 1966 or for deck logs from 1941 to 1961, write to:
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, Md. 20740-6001
I typed LST 399 in the Google search engine and there were several listings.Might find more information.
Hope this gets you started.