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USS ATTU   (CVE-102)

(Ex- ELBOUR BAY)

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 (2 stars) / World War II Victory Medal


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Kilo - Alpha - Golf

CLASS - CASABLANCA
Displacement 7,800 Tons, Dimensions, 512' 3" (oa) x 65' 2" x 22' 4" (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/38AA 8 x 40mm, 12 x 20mm, 27 Aircraft.
Machinery, 9,000 IHP; 2 Skinner, Uniflow engines, 2 screws
Speed, 19 Knots, Crew 860.

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Attu Island
NS0310207
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CVE-102 was initially named Elbour Bay. (Note: DANFS spells the name assigned to CVE-102 as Elbour Bay, but the correct name was, probably, Elbow Bay, a bay off Cordova Bay, on the east coast of Long Island, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska.)

Renamed Attu, 6 November 1943, after the westernmost island in the Aleutians, located between the Bering Sea and the north Pacific Ocean (NS0310207.) During World War II, Attu was invaded by Japanese forces in June 1942 and was recaptured by the Americans in May 1943.

NS0310207a: Smoke rising from American attacks on Chichagof Harbor, Attu Island, Aleutians, during the Battle of Attu, 11–30 May 1943.

(Map NS0310207 courtesy of Google Maps. Photo NS0310207a courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Digital ID fsa 8e01342, Reproduction Number LC-USW33-029017-ZC.)

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Attu Island
NS0310207a
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1945–1946
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310204
90k

USS Attu (CVE-102) underway, September 1944. USN photo.

Tom Walkowiak,
The Floating Drydock
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310202
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Aerial view of USS Attu (CVE-102) underway off California, 28 September 1944. Note contrast of the various colors of the camouflage pattern. USN photo.

Gerd Matthes, Germany
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310201
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USS Attu (CVE-102) underway in the western Pacific, after passing through a typhoon on the morning of 5 June 1945. Note the upended airplanes on her deck, including at least three TBMs. Collection of Captain Hays R. Browning, USNR.

Naval History and Heritage Command photo (#NH 96050)

Naval History & Heritage Command, via Robert Hurst
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310205
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With her deck packed with F4U Corsairs, USS Attu (CVE-102) is shown transferring personnel with the ex-destroyer USS Fox (AG-85). Photo dated 3 September 1945.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No.1996.488.035.002. Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection.

Mike Green
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310206
352k

USS Attu (CVE-102) arrives at San Diego, California, at the end of a "magic carpet" transport run, on 12 October 1945. Personnel on deck are paraded in honor of the Fourth Marine Division. Photo by NAS San Diego.

Collection of Captain Nays R. Browning, USNR.

Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), photo # NH 96048.

Mike Green
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310206a
293k

USS Attu (CVE-102) arrives at San Diego, California, at the end of a "magic carpet" transport run, on 12 October 1945. Personnel on deck are paraded in honor of the Fourth Marine Division. Photo by NAS San Diego.

Collection of Captain Nays R. Browning, USNR.

Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), photo # NH 96049.

Mike Green
Models
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310203
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Courtesy of Joel Rosen, Motion Models
CVE-102 Attu
NS0310203a
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Read the USS ATTU (CVE-102) DANFS History entry

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Jack A Moore
Address:286 Moore Rd Hackberry, LA, 70645-3407
Phone: 318-762-4656
E-mail: None

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Hazegray & Underway World Aircraft Carrier Pages By Andrew Toppan.
Official U.S. Navy Carrier Website
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