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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai raid, 30 March to 1 April 1944
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 15 February to 2 March 1945
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
Battle of Philippine Sea, 19 to 20 June 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th & 3d Flt raids in support of Okinawa Gunto ops, 6 March to 11 June 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 24 March to 30 June 1945
Formosa attacks, 3 to 4, 15 and 21 January 1945
Luzon attacks, 6 to 7 January 1945
China Coast attacks, 16 January 1945
Nansei Shoto attack, 22 January 1945
|3d Flt operations against Japan, 7 to 15 August 1945|
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|2 September to 9 November 1945||28 March to 6 August 1951|
|29 March to 1 June 1946||4 May to 21 November 1952|
|10 to 23 January 1947||25 September 1953 to 30 April 1954|
|7 to 14 March 1947||9 November 1954 to 19 May 1955|
|1 to 8 May 1947|
|17 to 23 June 1947|
Korean War Campaign
|Campaign and Dates|
|Second Korean Winter, 10 to 16 January 1952|
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|77k||Forward port bow view of USS Kankakee (AO-39) departing Mare Island, 23 August 1942. Kankakee was undergoing repairs at Mare Island from 14 July to 23 August 1942.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5020-8-42, 8/23/42.
|85k||Broadside view of USS Kankakee (AO-39) off Mare Island, 23 August 1942.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-33809 a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|85k||Aft port quarter view of USS Kankakee (AO-39) departing Mare Island, 23 August 1942.
Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 5023-8-42, 8/23/42.
|62k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) during underway replenishment of USS Montpelier (CL-57) in the Solomon Islands, 13 January 1944.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|84k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) at anchor, circa 1946, probably at San Pedro, CA.||Jim Geldert|
|147k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) with the greatly reduced armament of 2-40mm twin and 4-20mm twin mounts that the ship received circa 1951.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # None, Shipscribe.com.
|110k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) in dry dock at East Boston, June 1962||© Richard Leonhardt|
|92k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) dry docked, at East Boston, June 1962||© Richard Leonhardt|
|83k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) underway with USS Gainard (DD-706) coming alongside to port for refueling.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|123k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) and USS Gainard (DD-706) after completing an underway refueling evolution, date and location unknown.||© Richard Leonhardt|
|136k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) refueling USS Wasp (CVS-18) in the North Atlantic, circa 1967-68.||Ben Brooks and
Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret)
|39k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret)|
|64k||USS Kankakee (AO-39) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR (Ret)|
|01||CAPT. Mays, William Harold||4 May 1942 - 8 October 1943|
|02||CDR. Harvey, Andrew Milton||8 October 1943 - 10 December 1943|
|03||CAPT. Raines, Edwin Vernon||10 December 1943 - 2 November 1944|
|04||LCDR. Frundt, William George||2 November 1944 - 14 October 1945|
|05||CAPT. Wright Jr., Henry Price, USN||14 October 1945 - 1 November 1945|
|06||CDr. Henry, Thomas Henley, USN (USNA 1935)||1 November 1945 - March 1947|
|07||CAPT. Adamson, Frank Marshall :RADM||March 1947 - December 1947|
|08||CAPT. Jones, Lafayette Jackson||December 1948 - May 1950|
|09||CAPT. Wells, George Robert||20 December 1956 - 4 November 1957||Decommissioned||04 November 1957 - 29 November 1961|
|10||CAPT. Slater, Mervon Otis, USN (USNA 1942)||29 November 1961 - 27 June 1963|
|11||CAPT. Lang, Harold Fred||April 1964 - July 1965|
|12||CAPT. Cooley Jr., Samuel Morton, USN (USNA 1945) :RADM||1966 - July 1967|
|13||CAPT. Richelieu, Charles Francis||July 1967 - May 1968|
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