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Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
3rd Fleet supporting operations
Luzon attacks, 6 to 7 January 1945
Formosa attacks, 9, 15 and 21 January 1945
China Coast attacks, 12 an 16 January 1945
Nansei Shoto attacks, 22 January 1945
|Tinian Capture and occupation
20 July to 1 August 1944
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 23 February to 16 March 1945
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of the southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Assault on the Philippine Islands, 9 to 24 September 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3d Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation, 17 to 28 May 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 28 May to 30 June 1945
Luzon attacks, 6 and 13 November and 14 to 16 December 1944
|3rd Fleet operations against Japan
11 July to 14 August 1945
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|USS Cache (AO-67)
|65k||USS Cache (AO-67) underway, date and location unknown.||Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|204k||This series of photographs were taken aboard USS Cache (AO-67) by Photographer’s Mate 2/c Paul D. Guttman somewhere in the Western Pacific during World War II. He was aboard the Cache (pronounced “cash-AY”) during October 1944 while in transit to join the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12). In the first two pictures an experienced Bosn’s Mate shows a couple of green kids the proper way to secure gear on deck. In the third picture a crewman is seen checking the condition of the valves on the main cargo manifold, which represent the business-end of a tanker in much the same way that the muzzles of the guns are the business-end of a battleship. The crewmen stationed in the gun tub were on watch for the enemy, because the ship was in the war zone. The two overhead shots taken from the top of the foremast show a lot of detail, including just how well equipped these tankers were with AA guns in those days. The Destroyer in the second to last picture, re-fueling from the Cache, is the destroyer USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697). In the last picture the USS Hancock (CV-19) is seen drawing alongside Cache.||Robert Guttman< for his father PHoM2/c Paul D. Guttman|
|168k||USS Cache (AO-67) buries her bow in a deep Pacific swell as
USS Lexington (CV-16) comes alongside to begin fueling, 8 October
1944. Lexington was one of nine ships Cache refueled that day.
S National Archives photo # 80-G-284370 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|214k||Heavy waves funneled between USS Cache (AO-67) and
USS Lexington (CV-16) are driven up over Cache's main deck as the two ships prepare for refueling operations.
USS Callaghan (DD-792) is pulling away off Cache's starboard side, having
just completed her refueling. USS Langley (CVL-27) is in the distance, waiting
for Lexington to finish so she can have her turn at the pump.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-284371 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|125k||USS Hancock (CV-19) refueling from USS Cache (AO-67) on the morning of 21 November 1944, almost dead-center in the Philippine Sea (16 38N, 129 40E). US Navy photo possibly taken from USS Brown (DD-546). Thanks to David Stubblebine for the identification of the oiler, date and location.||Photo by PH2/c Paul D. Guttman, contributed by his son Robert Guttman|
|USNS Cache (T-AOT-67)
|104k||USNS Cache (T-AOT-67) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|01||CDR. Andersen, Peder, USNR||3 November 1942 - 25 October 1943|
|02||CDR. Thompson, Marion Clermont, USN (USNA 1921-B)||25 October 1943 - 3 June 1944|
|03||LCDR. Cosgrove, Coleman Robert, USNR||3 June 1944 - 17 December 1945|
|04||LT. Herd, Harold S., USNR||17 December 1945 - 14 January 1946|
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