The classic shot of USS Elmore (APA-42), a Bayfield-class attack transport. Her eight battle stars were more than any other Bayfield-class or Haskell-class ship (the vast bulk of the APAs) earned during the war.
During the war, there was little time for taking photo shots of war ships. The few that were taken were labeled "classified" and stored away for years. No color photos of USS Elmore exist, except for the one below taken from a video clip. The stunning color photos you see on this website are photo compositions – in other words, photoshopped. All photos of Elmore on this page are authentic.
1 April 1945
USS Elmore sailed from Leyte (Philippines) on 27 March 1945 for the invasion of Okinawa on 1 April. Four days after the assault she carried casualties to Guam. This was to be the final battle of WWII in the Pacific.
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