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(later CVU-76)

Unit Awards, Campaign and Service Medals and Ribbons

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

  • American Campaign Medal

    For service in the American Campaign Area between 18 January 1944 and 2 March 1946, inclusive

  • 3 Stars
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars

    1) Western Caroline Islands operation
       Capture and Occupation of Southern Palau Islands
    2) Leyte operation
       Leyte Landings
       Battle of Samar
    3) Luzon operation
       Mindoro Landings
       Lingayen Gulf Landing

    Note: Despite DANFS ("Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships," a publication of the Naval Historical Center) listing only TWO Engagement Stars, USS Kadashan Bay actually earned THREE, as this letter from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations demonstrates.

  • World War II Victory Medal

    For service during the Second World War
  • Navy Occupation Service Medal

    Awarded for military service in one of the occupied territories or afloat in their home waters after World War II.
  • 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, during the period of 17 October 1944 to 2 September 1945.

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    Last update: 1 May 2017