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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
Leyte landings, 25 to 28 October 1944
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 January 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|Asia - 8 September to 26 October 1945||28 June to 24 July 1947|
|Asia - 7 August to 10 October 1946||3 to 5 September 1947|
|Asia - 9 to 21 January 1947||21 to 30 September 1947|
|Asia - 8 to 30 March 1947||14 to 17 May 1948|
|Asia - 16 May to 27 June 1947||1 to 8 July 1948|
|Asia - 30 August to 2 September 1947||19 July to 8 August 1948|
|Asia - 6 to 20 September 1947||20 October to 27 November 1948|
|Asia - 20 May to 18 June 1948|
|Asia - 10 to 16 July 1948|
|Asia - 4 to 24 October 1948|
|Europe - 5 March to 15 May 1950|
|Europe - 8 April to 20 June 1951|
|Europe - 17 November 1952 to 21 February 1953|
|Europe - 3 to 10 August 1953|
|Europe - 21 September 1954 to 18 January 1955|
|Europe - 7 to 17 August 1955|
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|88k||The ship's sponsor Mrs. Eugene Holman breaks the traditional bottle of Champagne across the bow of SS ESSO Columbia during the tankers launching ceremony, 18 September 1940, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.||Dale Hargrave|
|USS Salamonie (AO-26)
|343k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) at anchor, 7 November 1941, location unknown.
US National Archives Photo # 80-G-466214, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives (NARA Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S).
|76k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|167k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) refueling USS Washington (BB-56) while underway, 1 September 1942, location unknown. Note Salamonie's MK.37 director still has to be installed.||Pieter Bakels|
|35k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) at anchor, 18 October 1942, location unknown.
US Navy photo
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|145k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) at anchor in October 1942, location unknown. Her camouflage is measure 32 design 10AO.
Photo from "Gray Steel and Black Oil: Fast Tankers and Replenishment at Sea in the U.S. Navy 1912-1992", by Thomas Wildenburg
|28k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) refueling USS Bush (DD-529), 14 October 1944.||USS Bush (DD-529 web site|
|212k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) alongside USS Newport News (CA-148) during an underway refueling.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1950
|CDR. John Dowd USNR Ret.|
|181k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) refuels USS Power (DD-839), USS Newport News (CA-148), and USS Hanson (DD-832). in the Mediterranean in 1950: Note the helicopter on Newport News' fantail. When completed she had seaplane catapults on her stern, but they were removed shortly after she was commissioned.||George Klos|
|161k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) refuels USS Saipan (CVL-48) in the summer of 1952. Saipan was among 26 Atlantic Fleet ships that took 3,600 Naval Academy and Naval Reserve Midshipmen on their training courses, to eight ports in Western Europe and then to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.||Tom Pendergast,
USS Saipan CVL-48 Association
|21k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|26k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) refueling USS Cotten (DD-669), Mediterranean Sea, 1955. Photo by Bill Shukis, USN Ret.||Christine M Shukis|
|109k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) under way, late 1940s, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|546k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) alongside USS Randolph (CVA-15) while refueling USS Newman K. Perry (DDR-883), Mediterranean Sea, 8 December 1958.||CDR. John Dowd USNR Ret.
|1960k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) at anchor in the harbor at Genoa, Italy, 30 May 1964.||Photos by Carlo Martinelli|
|255k||USS Salamonie (AO-26) conducting a replenishment at sea with USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42), date and location unknown||Mike Smolinski|
|01||CDR. Waldschmidt, Theodore Max||28 April 1941 to 25 May 1942|
|02||CDR. Von Heimburg, Ernest Herman, USN (1919) :VADM||25 May 1942 - 24 June 1943|
|03||CDR. Johns, Llewellyn James, USN (USNA 1921-a)||24 June 1943 - 7 February 1945|
|04||CDR. Holbrook, John Ames, USN (USNA 1924)||7 February 1945 - 15 September 1946|
|05||CAPT. Stover, Earl B., USNR||15 September 1946 - 21 April 1947|
|06||CDR. Miller, Edwin Swain, USN (USNA 1933-a) :RADM||21 April 1947 - 13 December 1947|
|07||CAPT. Osborn, Philip Ransom, USN (USNA 1929)||13 December 1947 - 19 December 1948|
|08||CAPT. Wallis, Adelbert Vernon, USN (USNA 1922)||19 December 1948 - 13 October 1949|
|09||CAPT. Hardin, James Thomas, USN (USNA 1929)||13 October 1949 - 17 November 1950|
|10||CDR. Todd, Donald Whiley, USN (USNA 1931)||17 November 1950 - 25 July 1952|
|11||CAPT. Deregon, William Nolin, USN (USNA 1934)||25 July 1952 - 10 September 1953|
|12||CAPT. Craighill, Richard Starr, USN (USNA 1932) :RADM||10 September 1953 - 4 September 1954|
|13||CAPT. Fleck Jr., Francis Edward, USN (USNA 1934) :RADM||4 September 1954 - 1 February 1956|
|14||CAPT. Neville, Lawrence Robert, USN (USNA 1933)||1 Feburay1956 - 15 March 1957|
|15||CAPT. Beach Jr., Edward Latimer (Red Lead Ned), USN (USNA 1939)||15 March 1957 - 10 January 1958|
|16||CAPT. Woodville, Jonathon Leopold Warren, USN (USNA 1936) :RADM||10 January 1958 - 9 June 1959|
|17||CAPT. Leonard, William Nicholas (Bill), USN (USNA 1938) :RADM||9 June 1959 - 3 June 1960|
|18||CAPT. Beshany, Philip Arthur, USN (USNA 1938) :VADM||3 June 1960 - 22 July 1961|
|19||CAPT. Powell Jr., Lucien Cletus, USN (USNA 1939)||22 July 1961 - 26 June 1962|
|20||CAPT. Redmayne, Richard Banks, USN||26 June 1962 - 15 July 1963|
|21||CAPT. James, Jack Milton, USN (USNA 1942) :RADM||15 July 1963 - 2 August 1964|
|22||CAPT. Johnson, Earl Banks, USN (USNA 1943)||2 August 1964 - 23 July 1965|
|23||CAPT. Hay, Lorin William, USN (USNA 1944)||23 July 1965 - 9 September 1966|
|24||CAPT. Murray Jr., William Booth, USN||9 September 1966 - 15 December 1967|
|25||CAPT. Seiberlich, Carl Joseph, USN :RADM||15 December 1967 - 20 December 1968|
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