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|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomon Islands, 7 April 1943
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Raids on Volcano-Bonin Islands and Yap Island, 31 August to 8 September 1944
Occupation and capture of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Assaults on the Philippine Islands, 9 to 24 September 1944
|Gilbert Islands operation, 24 November to 1 December 1943||Leyte operation
Northern Luzon and Formosa attacks, 11 to 14 October 1944
Luzon attacks, 15 October and 18 to 19 October 1944
|Marshall Islands operation
Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 29 January to 8 February 1944
|Okinawa Gunto operation
5th and 3rd Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation, 23 March to 11 June 1945
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 12 to 25 June 1945
Neutralization of Japanese Bases in the Bonins, Marianas and Western Pacific, 19 to 20 June 1944
Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
|3d Fleet operations against Japan, 17 July to 14 August 1945|
|Tinian capture and occupation, 20 July to 10 August 1944|
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|2 September to 12 December 1945||18 December 1945 to 26 April 1946|
|17 to 19 September 1946||7 June to 3 August 1946|
|2 to 15 October 1946||22 to 28 September 1946|
|9 to 17 May 1947||18 May to 13 July 1947|
|3 to 10 September 1947||3 to 5 March 1949|
|11 to 14 September 1949|
|2 to 26 March 1951|
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
25 December 1966 to 31 May 1967
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
5 to 13 July 1968
17 to 24 July 1968
29 July to 6 August 1968
23 August to 2 September 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
1 to 17 June 1967
20 to 31 May 1969
5 to 8 June 1969
24 March to 1 April 1968
|Vietnam Summer-FAll 1969
9 to 14 June 1969 and 18 to 24 June 1969
6 to 15 July 1969
27 July to 3 August 1969
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 to 5 April and 11 to 23 April 1968
29 April to 9 May 1968
22 to 30 June 1968
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Photo - The Rappahannock River in Virginia
Map - Rappahannock River drainage basin©Kmusser
|239k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) alongside Pier Two, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia. PA., 15 July 1942. At the near side of the
pier is the parts hulk x-destroyer Taylor (DD-94).
US National Archives photo # 80-G-11032.
|352k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) refueling USS Savo Island (CVE-78) operating in TG50.8 off Okinawa, 15 April 1945.||David Buell and
|87k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) refueling
USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31) and
USS Missouri (BB-63), July 1945
US Navy photo
|293k||The shadow of the Golden Gates the Marin Country coast with USS Tappahannock (AO-43) heading out to sea on trails after reactivation,
circa January 1951.
Note that her launches are still in protective boxes as well as her after gun mount.
U.S. Navy photo from the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
|141k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) under way during sea trials on the Mississippi River out of Avondale Ship yards circa May 1966.
US Navy photo from All Hands magazine, November 1966.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|47k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) under way off Vietnam in 1967.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|180k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) conducting an underway replenishment (UNREP) of
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the South China Sea, 12 January 1967. Coral Sea, with assigned
Attack Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), was deployed to the Western Pacific and Vietnam from
29 July 1966 to 23 February 1967.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # L45-274.01.01.
|66k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) refueling anti-submarine warfare aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVS-20) and the destroyer USS McKean (DD-784) in 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|117k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) in the South China Sea, 1 August 1969. She is preparing to refuel the aircraft carrier
USS Kearsarge (CVS-33).
US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # USN 1141717, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|25k||USS Tappahannock (AO-43) drydocked at Subic Bay Ship Repair Facility in Artisan (AFDB-1) in 1969.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
Seventh Fleet ships replenishing in the South China Sea, May 1969. Ships present are (from front to back):
(DD-716), USS Tappahannock (AO-43),
USS Oriskany (CVA-34),
USS Mars (AFS-1), and
USS Perkins (DD-877).
|US Naval History and Heritage Command|
|01||CDR. Bergensen, Alf Ole Ruh, USN (USNA 1919)||22 June 1942 - 23 September 1943|
|02||CDR. Swafford, Charles Arthur, USN (USNA 1919)||23 September 1943 - 3 January 1945|
|03||CAPT. Corman, Harry USN Ret. (USNA 1919)||3 January 1945 - ?|
|04||CDR. McKnight Jr., John Rowland, USN (USNA 1930) :RADM||1948|
|Decommissioned||3 February 1950 - December 1950|
|05||CDR. McGoldrick, Joseph Aloysius, USN (USNA 1932) :RADM||December 1950 - September 1951|
|06||CAPT. Hasse, Lawrence John, USNR||September 1951 - August 1952|
|07||CDR. Dustinberre, Henry Warren, USN||August 1952 - January 1953|
|Decommissioned||January 1953 - 12 December 1956|
|08||CDR. Liebschner, Orville Owen (Ollie), USN (USNA 1939)||12 December 1956 - 18 November 1957|
|Decommissioned||18 November 1957 - 31 May 1966|
|09||CAPT. Proctor, Erman Oran, USN||31 May 1966 - July 1967|
|10||CAPT. Christiansen, John Saabye (Jack), USNR :RADM||July 1967 - August 1968|
|11||CAPT. Dickey Jr., George Leon, USN (USNA 1946)||August 1968 - 1970|
|12||LCDR. Lockeman Jr., George Franklin, USNR||1970 - 6 March 1970|
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