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(later CVL-26 and AVT-2)

Unit Awards, Campaign and Service Medals and Ribbons

Special thanks to ABCS Walter E. Skeldon (USS Monterey, 1945–1947), who helped compile this list.

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: American Campaign Medal
2nd Row: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (11 stars) / World War II Victory Medal / Navy Occupation Service Medal ("Asia" clasp)
3rd Row: National Defense Service Medal (Korea) / Philippine Presidential Unit Citation / Philippine Liberation Medal (2 stars)

  • American Campaign Medal

    For service in the American Campaign Area between 17 June 1943 and 2 March 1946, inclusive
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Stars

    (1) Bismarck Archipielago operation
       Kavieng strike
       Kavieng strike
       Kavieng strike

    25 Dec 1943
    1 Jan 1944
    4 Jan 1944
    (2) Gilbert Islands operation19 Nov–8 Dec 1943
    (3) Marshall Islands operation
       Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls

    29 Jan–8 Feb 1944
    (4) Asiatic-Pacific Raids, 1944
       Truk attack
       Marianas attack
       Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai raid

    16–17 Feb 1944
    21–22 Feb 1944
    30 Mar–1 Apr 1944
    (5) Hollandia operation (Aitape Humbolt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay)21–24 Apr 1944
    (6) Marianas operation
       Capture and occupation of Saipan
       Battle of Philippine Sea
       3rd Bonins raid
       Capture and occupation of Guam

    11–24 Jun 1944
    19–20 Jun 1944
    3–4 Jul 1944
    12 Jul–15 Aug 1944
    (7) Western New Guinea operation
       Morotai landings

    15 Sep 1944
    (8) Western Caroline Islands operation
       Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands
       Assaults on the Philippine Islands

    6 Sep–14 Oct 1944
    9–24 Sep 1944
    (9) Leyte operation
       3rd Fleet supporting operations Okinawa attack
       Northern Luzon and Formosa attacks
       Luzon attacks
       Battle of Surigao Strait

    10 Oct 1944
    11–14 Oct 1944
    15, 17–19 Oct 1944
    24–26 Oct 1944
    (10) Okinawa Gunto operation
       5th Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation

    9–30 May 1945
    (11) 3rd Fleet operations against Japan10 Jul–15 Aug 1945
  • World War II Victory Medal

    For service during the Second World War
  • Navy Occupation Service Medal with "Asia" clasp

    Occupation duty in the Asiatic-Pacific area
  • National Defense Service Medal

    For honorable active service during the Korean War, 15 Sep 1950–27 Jul 1954
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

    For extraordinarily meritorious service during World War II
  • Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
    • Participation in the initial landing operation of Leyte and adjoining islands
    • Participation in any engagement against the enemy during the Philippine Liberation Campaign
    • Service in Philippine waters for not less than 30 days, 17 Oct 1944–2 Sep 1945.

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