According to my late father-in-law, Ralph E. Robinson, on Landing Ship Medium 34 this is a photo of a practice exercise for the landings in the Philippines.
Navsource.org states this is a photo of the unloading of troops and supplies on White Beach at Leyte in the Philippines.
No matter which this is, this photo is an excellent illustration of what Ralph continued to do 65 years ago this month: delivering supplies to troops in the Philippines and training with the Army for the invasion of Japan tentatively scheduled for as early as September, 1945, in about three months.
Meanwhile on the other side of the world, Felix continued to tour along the German-Austria border. He visited Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Austria probably at the same time he visited Hitler’s nearby Eagle’s Nest.
Men with sufficient service where being transferred to other units for return to the United States. Men without enough service for discharge were being transferred to the 45th Infantry Division from other units.
The 45th may not yet have been informed if they would continue on occupation duty or would be transferred to the Pacific and the war with Japan.
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