From the Bridge Wing 9-24-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-24-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1943 – The Coast Guard-manned USS LST-167 and the USS LST-334, with a partial Coast Guard crew, landed troops during the invasion and liberation of Vella Lavella in the central Solomons despite fierce resistance from the Japanese defenders. Japanese aircraft attacked the invasion fleet, hitting LST-167 with two bombs that killed 10 of her crew and wounded 10...