Searching for my fathers WWII records Donald K Shellenberger aboard USS 1106

My father served aboard USS LST 1106 tank landing ship in WWII & was wounded. He was a motor machinist mate 3/c. Looking for any service related information. He was awarded five medals


    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub in regards to your father's World War II service!

    We would recommend, if you have not already done so, to request your father’s Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and medical files of Enlisted Personnel of the U.S. Navy who were separated from the service after 1885 and prior to February 1, 1994 and Officers of the U.S. Navy who were separated from service after 1902 and prior to February 1, 1994 are located at NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. You may apply online at Or you can download Standard Form 180 (SF-180) and send in your request via postal mail.

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    We also have records of the USS LST-1106, including Deck Logs, Muster Rolls, and War Diaries.


    Deck Logs are a brief record of the daily administrative activities of a ship. It includes journal-style entries of the ship's administrative activities; location and course of travel; disciplinary procedures; and any unusual events. 


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    Records Data

    Record Group Number: 24

    Entry Number: P 118-A2

    Series Title: Deck Logs 1941-1950

    Ship Name: LST-1106

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    Box Number: 4479-4480

    Location: 470/38/20/5

    Muster Rolls are quarterly lists of enlisted naval personnel formally attached to each ship, station, or other activity. Muster rolls typically contain the surname, given name, and middle initial of each individual, as well as their rating (occupational specialty), service number, and the date the individual reported to the activity (date reported on board). Muster rolls sometimes also include the day, month, year, and place of enlistment.


    The Muster Rolls of the LST-1106 can be found online here:

    War Diaries usually provide a day-to-day record of operational activities and sometimes administrative activities as well. The quality of the diaries varied widely, with some providing detailed accounts, while other diaries contain only cursory information.


    You can find the War Diaries of the LST-1106 online here:


    War Diaries

    We hope this assists you with your research! 


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