Area Campaign Medals and Operation and Engagement Stars World War II
Part I. Regulations (G.O. No. 253). Part II. Instructions for use of Code Numbers assigned operations and engagements Part III. Part III. List of Authorized Operations and Engagements. Part IV. List of Ships and Units eligible for Engagement Stars.
- These medals are authorized to commemorate the service performed by personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who served during the periods and in the areas designated below under the appropriate medals and whose services fulfill the prescribed requirements.
- Executive Order No. 9265 which provides that the subject campaign medals be established is quoted:
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9265
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, it is hereby ordered that the American, European-African-Middle Eastern, and Asiatic-Pacific campaign medals, including suitable appurtenances, be established, and that the said medals may be awarded, under such regulations as the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy may severally prescribe to members of the land and naval forces of the United States, including the Women's Reserve of the United States Naval Reserve, and to members of the Women's Auxiliary Corps who, during any period between December 7, 1941, inclusive, and a date six months subsequent to the termination of the present war, shall have served outside the continental limits of the United States in any of the respective areas as indicated by the name of the medals, such areas to be more precisely defined in the regulations hereby authorized.
For purposes of this order, the Territory of Alaska shall be considered as outside the continental limits of the United States.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The White House.
November 6, 1942.
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9265 OF NOVEMBER 6, 1942, ESTABLISHING THE AMERICAN, EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN, AND ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDALS
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States and as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
- The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal shall not be awarded for any service rendered subsequent to November 8, 1945.
- The American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal shall not be awarded for any service rendered subsequent to March 2, 1946.
- Effective October 12, 1945, members and former members of the land and naval forces of the United States, including the Women's Reserve of the United States Naval Reserve, and former members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, who served int he continental United States for an aggregate period of one year between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946, inclusive, may be awarded the American Campaign Medal under such regulations as the Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy may severally prescribe.
- Executive Order No. 9625 of November 6, 1942, establishing the American, European-African-Middle Eastern, and Asiatic-Pacific campaign medals, is amended accordingly.
Harry S. Truman
The White House.
March 15, 1946.
- The geographical definitions of the respective areas are defined as follows:
East boundary.--From the North Pole, south along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th parallel north latitude, thence southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel north latitude and the 35th meridian west longitude, then south along that meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the and the 20th meridian west longitude, thence along the 20th meridian west longitude to the South Pole. West boundary.--From the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, thence south and southeast along the Alaskan boundary to the Pacific Ocean, thence south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 100th meridian west longitude to the South Pole.
EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN AREA
East boundary.--From the North Pole south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the eastern border of Iran, thence south along that border to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, thence south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole. West boundary.--Coincident with the east boundary of the American Area.
East boundary.--Coincident with the west boundary of the American Area. West boundary.--Coincident with the east boundary of the European-African-Middle Eastern Area.
- Appropriate area campaign medals as defined above are authorized for all personnel of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who, during the period from 7 December 1941 to the terminal date designated for each medal, shall have served in the prescribed area under any one of the following conditions:
- Sea Duty.--Attached to and serving on board a vessel of the Navy, or Coast Guard, or upon other vessel to which regularly assigned for duty, in the designated area, or as a member of an organization being transported for duty in an area aboard such vessels, for a period of thirty (30) days. This service need not be continuous nor in the same vessel.
- Shore Duty.--Attached to and regularly serving on shore in a designated area for a period of thirty (30) days except in the continental United States where the requirement is one (1) year. Such service need not be continuous nor in the same locality but must be within the designated area.
- Any combination of (a) and (b) above that will aggregate the prescribed time in a designated area.
- Patrols.--Service in patrol vessels or aircraft operating in or above ocean waters, provided the individual has been attached to such units for a period of thirty (30) days and has performed regularly required patrols for an accumulated period of thirty (30) days. This provision is applicable even though the base from which such vessels or aircraft operate is within the continental limits of the United States.
- Combat.--In all cases wherein a vessel, aircraft, or other unit engages in combat with, attacks, or is attacked by enemy forces, all personnel serving in the vessel, aircraft, or other unit shall immediately become eligible for the appropriate campaign medal without reference to the thirty (30) day provision above. However, the certain presence of enemy forces, especially in the case of an enemy submarine, shall be established before this provision shall apply.
- Hazardous Duty.--The engagement in any service in a designated area which, in the opinion of the appropriate Fleet of Frontier Commander or Commandant, United States Marine Corps, is equally as hazardous as combat duty shall render the individuals concerned immediately eligible for the appropriate area medal without reference to any time limitation. This provision shall apply to such operations as mine recovery and disposal, bomb disposal, etc., or equally hazardous operations.
- Passengers.--No individual en route in a purely passenger status, i.e., observer, visitor, courier or escort, shall become eligible for any area campaign medal unless he or the means of conveyance on which he is traveling is attacked by or engages in combat with the enemy. In the latter case, he shall immediately become eligible for the appropriate medal upon the occasion of the attack or combat. In this provision passage as a patient in a hospital ship shall be considered as attached to the ship and not in a passenger status.
- On and after 1 July 1945, no individual engaged exclusively on temporary or temporary additional duty shall become eligible for an area campaign medal unless the duties performed by him during his stay in the area are considered by the Area Commander to have materially contributed to the progress of the campaign. Period to 1 July 1945 no individual was entitled to an area campaign medal for temporary or temporary additional duty unless such duty included a period of at least thirty (30) days in a designated area or unless he engaged in combat with or was subjected to attack by enemy forces. In the latter case he became eligible immediately upon the occasion of the attack or combat without reference to time limit.
- In any case, service which entitled an individual to a star as defined in existing orders shall also entitle him to the ribbon of the area in which the service is rendered.
- The Chief of Naval Personnel, Commandant, United States Marine Corps and Commandant, United States Coast Guard have issued the necessary orders for appropriate entries to be made in the records of personnel entitled to the area campaign medals, for other required reports and records, and for procedure in case records are lost or destroyed.
- Stars authorized for actual combat in operations and engagements, as authorized by the Chief of Naval Operations, will be worn on the ribbon bar and suspension ribbon of the respective Area Campaign medals and will be known as engagement stars. For the purpose of this order the following definitions are applicable:
- An "Operation" is a series of connected military actions occupying a specific time and area, and of sufficient intensity and significance to justify recognition.
- An "Engagement" is an action with the enemy taking place within a restricted time and area, and of sufficient intensity and significance to justify recognition.
- An "Area" is one of the three geographical areas, viz: American Area, European-African-Middle Eastern Area, Asiatic-Pacific Area.
- The prerequisite to the wearing of a star on an area service ribbon shall be honorable service in a ship, aircraft unit or shore-based force at the time it participated in actual combat with the enemy.In instances in which the duty performed did not result in actual combat with the enemy but is considered equally hazardous, the Chief of Naval Operations may award an operation of engagement star to the units concerned. not more than one star will be awarded for a single operation or engagement. Units supporting an engagement or operation, but subject only to the ordinary hazards of war, do not merit an award. (NOTE.--Any ship which has been awarded a Presidential Unit Citation of Navy Unit Commendation for meritorious participation in an action or campaign for which a combat star has been authorized is entitled to that combat star.)
Part II.--Instructions for the Use of Code Numbers Assigned Operations and Engagements Part III
- The code numbers given to the operations and engagements in Part III are composed of a letter and digit. The letter indicates the Theater of Operation, the digit, the Specific Campaign. "P" is the designating letter for the Asiatic-Pacific area, "E" for the European-African-Middle Eastern area, the "A" for the American area. For example P5 is the code number of the "Pacific Raids--1942."
- Frequently an operation or engagement is composed of several actions. Each action listed has been further subidived by a dash and a number in sequence. For example, under the P5 Star five actions are listed, P5-1, P5-2, P5-3, etc. Participation in one or more of these actions entitles an individual to only one Star, the P5.
- In addition to the above code numbers there are two special series: the "200" series is given for Convoy, Armed Guard, and Special Operations. For example, in Part III P205 was given to Task Group 30.4 for the period 22 May to 15 June 1944. The "000" series is given for "A" and "B" Antisubmarine Assessments. "E001" is given to a ship for its first "A" or "B" Assessment in European waters, "E002" for the second, etc.
- A Star is authorized for each attack on enemy submarines which have been given an "A" or "B" assessment. However, if the date of this assessment falls within the dates for which another Star has been authorized, no additional Star shall be worn for that period. For example, in the case of the U.S.S. Bronstein (DE 189) four Stars have been authorized as follows:
16 Feb 44 31 Mar 44 E216 (T.G. 21.16). 1 Mar 44 E001 ("B" assessment). 1 Mar 44 E002 ("B" assessment). 16 Mar 44 E003 ("A" assessment).
However, the personnel on board the Bronstein during this period may wear only three stars, one for each of the "B" assessments (E001 and E002) and one for the "A" assessment (E003), but may not wear one for E216.
- In some cases no date for the action is given. For example in the case of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron *MTBS) 2, the P9 Star is authorized for paticipation in the "Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal." The over-all date for this operation is 10 August 1942 to 8 February 1943. Personnel who were attached to MTBS 2 during part of this period are not automatically eligible unless they actively participated in the Guadalcanal Area.
- Attention is invited to P17-6, P22-13 and P28-7 entries. The "Supporting and Consolidation" is not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive, but is to refer only to the dates so specified. For example, under "Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer, 7th Amphibious Force" we note P28-7 is authorized for Wakde Action 5-17-44. To be eligible for this Star, Navy personnel must have been at Wakde on 17 May 1944. This is not to be interpreted as entitling a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer, who was at Wakde at a time other than 17 May during the period 21 April to 15 November 1944, to wear this Star.
- In the case of the U.S.S. Block Island only one Star is to be worn for participation in T.G. 21.11 and 21.16.
Part III.--List of Authorized Operations and Engagements
NOTE: At this point it becomes necessary and desirable to depart slightly from the printed format to enable direct links between the awards listed for individual units and the descriptions of the operations for which the awards were made. No data has been changed; only the precise layout on the page has been slightly modified. --HyperWar
P1: Pearl Harbor--Midway (7Dec41)
P2: Wake Island (including Johnston Island 15-22Dec41) (8-23Dec41)
Operation Date Code Pearl Harbor--Midway 7Dec41 P1 Wake Island (including Johnston Island 15-22Dec41) 8-23Dec41 P2 Philippine Islands Operation (including Guam and other concurrent Asiatic Fleet operations) 8Dec41-6May42 P3 Netherlands East Indies engagements. (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 23Jan-27 Feb 42 P4 Makassar Strait 23-24Jan42 P4-1 Badoeng Strait 19-20Feb42 P4-2 Java Sea 27Feb42 P4-3 Pacific Raids--1942 (Only 1 start for participation in 1 or more of the following:) P5 Marshall-Gilbert raids 1Feb42 P5-1 Air action off Bougainville 20Feb42 P5-2 Wake Island raid 24Feb42 P5-3 Marcus Island raid 4Mar42 P5-4 Salamaua-Lae raid 10Mar42 P5-5 Coral Sea 4-8May42 P6 Midway 3-6Jun42 P7 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings (including First Savo) 7-9Aug42 P8 Capture and defense of Guadalcanal 10Aug42-8Feb43 P9 Makin raid 17-18Aug42 P10 Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island) 23-25Aug42 P11 Buin-Faisi-Tonolai raid 5Oct42 P12 Cape Esperance (Second Savo) 11-12Oct42 P13 Santa Cruz Islands 26Oct42 P14 Guadalcanal (Third Savo) 12-15Nov42 P15 Tassafaronga (Fourth Savo) 30Nov-1Dec42 P16 Eastern New Guinea operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 17Dec42-24Jul44 P17 Designated duty in connection with motor torpedo boat operation 17Dec42-24Jul44 P17-1 Lae occupation 4-22Sep43 P17-2 Finschaffen occupation1 22Sep43-17Feb44 P17-3
Operation Date Code Eastern New Guinea operation--Cont. Saidor occupation 2Jan-1Mar44 P17-4 Wewak-Aitape operations 14-24Jul44 P17-5 Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander Seventh Fleet 17Dec42-24Jul44 P17-6 Woodlark Island; occupation and consolidation of 30Jun43-7Dec43 P17-7 Rennell Island 29-30Jan43 P18 Consolidation of Solomon Islands (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or both of the following:) 8Feb43-15Mar45 P19 Consolidation of Southern Solomons 8Feb-20Jun43 P19-1 Consolidation of Northern Solomons 27Oct43-15Mar45 P19-2 Aleutians operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 26Mar-2Jun43 P20 Komandorski Island 26Mar43 P20-1 Attu occupation 11May-2Jun43 P20-2 New Georgia Group operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 20Jun-16Oct43 P21 New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation 20Jun-31Aug43 P21-1 Kula Gulf action 5-6Jul43 P21-2 Kolombangara action 12-13Jul43 P21-3 Vella Gulf action 6-7Aug43 P21-4 Vella Lavella occupation 15Aug-16Oct43 P21-5 Action off Vella Lavella 6-7Oct43 P21-6 Bismarck Archipelago operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 25Jun43-1May44 P22 Designated duty in connection with motor torpedo boat operations 25Jun43-1May44 P22-1 Supporting air actions 15Dec43-1May44 P22-2 Arawe, New Britain 15Dec43-1Mar44 P22-3 Kavieng strike 25Dec43 P22-4 Cape Gloucester, New Britain 26Dec43-1Mar44 P22-5 Kavieng strike 1Jan44 P22-6 Kavieng strike 4Jan44 P22-7 Green Islands landing 15-19Feb44 P22-8 Bombardments of Kavieng and Rabaul 18Feb44 P22-9 Antishipping sweeps and bombardments of Kavieng 21-25Feb44 P22-10 Antishipping sweeps and bombardments of Rabaul and New Ireland 24Feb-1Mar44 P22-11 Admiralty Island landings 29Feb-17Apr44 P22-12 Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander 7th Fleet 25Jun43-1May44 P22-13 Pacific Raids--1943 (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) P23 Marcus Island raid 31Aug43 P23-1 Tarawa Island raid 18Sep43 P23-2 Wake Island raid 5-6Oct43 P23-3 Treasury-Bougainville operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 27Oct-15Dec43 P24 Supporting air actions 27Oct-15Dec43 P24-1 Treasury Island landing 27Oct-6Nov43 P24-2 Choiseul Island diversion 28Oct-4Nov43 P24-3 Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina 1Nov-15Dec43 P24-4 Bombardment of Buka-Bonis 31Oct-1Nov43 P24-5 Buka-Bonis strike 1-2Nov43 P24-6 Bombardment of Shortland area 1Nov43 P24-7 Battle of Empress Augusta Bay 1-2Nov43 P24-8 Rabaul strike 5Nov43 P24-9 Action off Empress Augusta Bay 8-9Nov43 P24-10 Rabaul strike 11Nov43 P24-11 Battle off Cape St. George 24-25Nov43 P24-12 Gilbert Islands operation 13Nov-8Dec43 P25 Marshall Islands operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 26Nov43-2Mar44 P26 Air attacks designated by CinCPac on defended Marshall Islands targets 26Nov43-2Mar44 P26-1 Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls 29Jan-8Feb44 P26-2 Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll 17Feb-2Mar44 P26-3 Attack on Jaluit Atoll 20Feb44 P26-4 Mille Atoll 18Mar44 P26-5 Asiatic-Pacific Raids-1944 (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) P27 Truk attack 16-17Feb44 P27-1 Marianas attack 21-22Feb44 P27-2 Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai raid 30Mar-1Apr44 P27-3 Sabang raid 19Apr44 P27-4 Truk, Satawan, Ponape raid 29Apr-1May44 P27-5 Soerabaja raid 17May44 P27-6 Bombardment of Marcus Island 9Oct44 P27-7 Western New Guinea operations (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 21Apr44-9Jan45 P28 Designated duty in connection with motor torpedo boat operations 21Apr-15Nov44 P28-1 Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation 17May-21Jun44 P28-3 Biak Island operation 27May-21Jun44 P28-4 Noemfoor Island operation 2-23Jul44 P28-5 Cape Sansapor operation 30Jul-31Aug44 P28-6 Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Commander 7th Fleet 11Sep44-9Jan45 P28-7 Morotai Landings 11Sep44-9Jan45 P28-8 Marianas operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 10Jun-27Aug44 P29 Neutralization of Japanese Bases in the Bonins, Marianas, and western Pacific 10Jun-27Aug44 P29-1 Capture and occupation of Saipan 11Jun-10Aug44 P29-2 First Bonins raid 15-16Jun44 P29-3 Battle of Philippine Sea 19-20Jun44 P29-4 2d Bonins raid 24Jun44 P29-5 3d Bonins raid 3-4Jul44 P29-6 Capture and occupation of Guam 12Jul-15Aug44 P29-7 Palau, Yap, Ulithi raid 25-27Aug44 P29-9 Forth Bonins raid 4-5Aug44 P29-10 Western Caroline Islands operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 31Aug-8Sep44 P30 Raids on Volcano-Bonin Islands and Yap Island 31Aug-8Sep44 P30-1 Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands 6Sep-14Oct44 P30-2 Assaults on the Philippine Islands 9-24Sep44 P30-3 Leyte operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 10Oct-16Dec44 P31 Leyte landings 10Oct-29Nov44 P31-1 Battle of Surigao Strait 24-26Oct44 P31-2 3d Fleet supporting operations Okinawa Attack 10Oct44 P31-3 Northern Luzon and Formosa attacks 11-14Oct44 P31-4 Luzon attacks 15, 17-19Oct44;
5-6, 13-14, 19-25Nov44;
P31-5 Visayas attacks 21-21Oct44;
P31-6 Ormoc Bay landings 7-13Dec44 P31-7 Battle of Samar 24-26Oct44 P31-8 Battle of Cape Engano 24-26Oct44 P31-9 Submarine participation 10Oct-16Dec44 P31-10 Luzon operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 12Dec44-1Apr45 P32 Mindoro landings 12-18Dec44 P32-1 Lingayen Gulf landing 4-18Jan45 P32-2 3d Fleet supporting operations: Luzon attacks 6-7Jan45 P32-3 Formosa attacks 3-4, 9, 15, 21Jan45 P32-4 China Coast attacks 12, 16Jan45 P32-5 Nansei Shoto attack 22Jan45 P32-6 Iwo Jima operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 15Feb-16Mar45 P33 Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima 15Feb-16Mar45 P33-1 5th Fleet raids against Honshu and the Nansei Shoto 15Feb-16Mar45 P33-2 Bombardments of Iwo Jima 11Nov44-24Jan45 P33-3 Okinawa Gunto operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 17Mar-30Jun45 P34 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto 24Mar-30Jun45 P34-1 5th and 3d Fleet raids in support of Okinawa Gunto operation 17Mar-11Jun45 P34-2 3d Fleet operations against Japan 10Jul-15Aug45 P35 Kurile Islands operation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 1Feb44-11Aug45 P36 Masashi-Wan-Kurabu-Zaki 4Feb44 P36-1 Matsuwa 13Jun44 P36-2 Kurabu Zaki 26Jun44 P36-3 Matsuwa 21Nov44 P36-4 Suribachi Wan 5Jan45 P36-5 Kurabu Zaki 18Feb45 P36-6 Matsuwa 16Mar45 P36-7 Search in Okhotsk Sea and bombardment of Suribachi 19Mar45 P36-8
Operation Date Code Kurile Islands operation--Cont. Matsuwa 11-12Jun45 P36-9 Attack on enemy convoy west of Kurile Islands 25Jun45 P36-10 Search on Okhotsk Sea and bombardment of Suribachi Wan 17-19, 22Jul45 P36-11 Antishipping sweep and bombardment of Matsuwa-Kurabu Zaki and Suribachi 11Aug45 P36-12 Borneo operations (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 27Apr-20Jul45 P37 Tarakan Island operation 27Apr-29May45 P37-1 Brunei Bay operation 7Jun-15Jul45 P37-2 Balikpapan operation 15Jun-20Jul45 P37-3 Tinian capture and occupation 24Jul-1Aug44 P38 Consolidation of the Southern Philippines 28Feb-20Jul45 P39 Palawan Islands landings 28Feb-10Mar45 P39-1 Visayan Island landings (including Lubang, Ticao-Burias, Panay, Cebu, Negros, Masbate and Bohol 1Mar-20Apr45 P39-2 Mindanao Island landings (including Zamboanga, Malabang-Parang-Cotabato, Davao Gulf, Digos-Santa Cruz-Taloma Bay-Luayon-Cape San Augustin, Macajalar Bay, Sarangani Bay-Balut Island) 8Mar-20Jul45 P39-3 Zulu Archipelago landings (including Sanga Sanga, Tawi Tawi, Jolo) 2-20Apr45 P39-4 Supporting mine sweeping operations (including San Bernardino Straits-Verde Island Passage, Casiguran Sound-Baler Bay, Coron Bay, Balavac Strait) 1Mar-15May45 P39-5 Hollandia operation (Aitape Humbolt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay) 21Apr-1Jun44 P40 Manila Bay-Bicol operations (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 29Jan-16Apr45 P41 Zambales-Subic Bay 29-31Jan45 P41-1 Nasugbu 31Jan-10Feb45 P41-2 Mariveles-Corregidor 14-28Feb45 P41-3 Minesweeping of Manila Bay 24Feb-15Apr45 P41-4 El Fraile (Fort Drum), Manila Bay 13Apr45 P41-5 Carabao Island, Manila Bay 16Apr45 P41-6 Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations:
(1 star for participation in each of the following:)
U.S.S. Navajo--Salvage operations 8Aug42-3Feb43 P201 Action off Vanikoro 17-21Jul43 P202 Naval Group China (6 months duty required) 19Feb43-4May45 P203 Task Group 30.4 22May-15Jun44 P205 Task Group 12.2 5Jul-9Aug44 P206 Minesweeping Operations Pacific (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 23Jun45-2Mar46 P207 Tsugaru Straits (Honshu Area) 7Sep-18Oct45 P207-1 Tokyo Bay (Honshu Area) 28Aug-3Sep45 P207-2 Nagoya (Honshu Area) 28Sep-26Oct45 P207-3 Sendai-Choshi (Honshu) 10-15Sep45 P207-4 Wakanoura-Kiki (Honshu Area) 11Sep-2Oct45 P207-5 Kochi-Shikoku (Honshu Area) 8Sep-8Nov45 P207-6 Bungo-Suido (Honshu Area) 22Sep-31Oct45 P207-7 Omai-Saki (Honshu Area) 11-31Dec45 P207-8 Kobe (Honshu Area) 28Nov45-9Mar46 P207-9 Kure-Hiroshima (Honshu Area) 27Oct45-26Feb46 P207-10 Kagoshima (Kyushu-Korea Area) 1-8Sep45 P207-11 Nagasaki (Kyushu-Korea Area) 10-16Sep45 P207-12 Sasebo (Kyushu-Korea Area) 9Sep-17Oct45 P207-13 Arcadia (Kyushu-Korea Area) 1-7Sep45 P207-14 Van Dieman Straits (Kyushu-Korea Area) 15Sep-1Dec45 P207-15 Kadoura (Kyushu-Korea Area) 24Oct-29Nov45 P207-16 Tsushima Straits (Kyushu-Korea Area) 12Oct45-14Apr46 P207-17 Fukuoka (Kyushu-Korea Area) 13Oct45-11Jan46 P207-18 Tachibana Wan (Kyushu-Korea Area) 14Dec45-26Jan46 P207-19 Fusan (Kyushu-Korea Area) 28Sep45-29Jan46 P207-20 "Rickshaw" (Kyushu-Korea Area) 19Oct-1Dec45 P207-21 "Klondike" (East China Sea-Ryukyus Area) 27Oct-7Nov45 P207-22 "Skagway" (East China Sea-Ryukyus Area) 14Aug-9Nov45 P207-23 "Reno" (East China Sea-Ryukyus Area) 2-28Nov45 P207-24 Yulinkan Bay Area 15Feb-2Mar46 P207-26 East Hainan Area 1-2Mar46 P207-27 Yangtze River Approaches 22Feb-2Mar46 P207-28 Submarine War Patrols (Pacific)
(1 star for participation in each war patrol.)
EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN AREA
Operation Date Code North African occupation (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 8Nov42-9Jul43 E1 Algeria-Morocco landings 8-11Nov42 E1-1 Actions off Casablanca 8Nov42 E1-2 Tunisian operations 8Nov42-9Jul43 E1-3 Sicilian occupation 9-15Jul43; 29Jul-17Aug43 E2 Salerno landings 9-21Sep43 E3 West Coast of Italy operations--1944 (Only 1 star for participation in 1 or more of the following:) 22Jan-17Jun44 E4 Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings 22Jan-1Mar44 E4-1 Bombardments Formia-Anzio area 12May-4Jun44 E4-2 Elba and Pianosa landings 17Jun44 E4-3 Invasion of Normandy (including bombardment of Cherbourg) 6-25Jun44 E5 Northeast Greenland operation 10Jul-17Nov44 E6 Invasion of Southern France 15Aug-25Sep44 E7 Reinforcement of Malta 14-21Apr; 3-16May42 E8 Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations:
(1 star for participation in each of the following:)
Russian convoy operations 16Dec41-27Feb43 E201 Convoy ON-166 20-25Feb43 E202 Convoy UC-1 22-24Feb43 E203 Convoy SC-121 3-10Mar43 E204 Convoy UGS-6 12-18Mar43 E205 Convoy HX-233 16-18Apr43 E206 Task Group 21.12 20Apr-20Jun43 E207 Task Group 21.11 13Jun-6Aug43 E208 Task Group 21.12 27Jun-31Jul43 E209 Convoy MKS-21 13Aug43 E210 Task Group 21.14 25Sep-9Nov43 E211 Convoy KMF-25A 6Nov43 E212 Task Group 21.13 11Nov-29Dec43 E213 Task Group 21.14 2Dec43-Jan44 E214 Task Group 21.12 7Mar-26Apr44 E215 Task Group 21.16 16Feb-31Mar44 E216 Convoy UGS-36 1Apr44 E217 Convoy UGS-37 11-12Apr44 E218 Convoy UGS-38 20Apr44 E219 Task Group 21.11 22Apr-29May44 E220 Convoy UGS-40 11May44 E221 Task Group 22.3 13May-19Jun44 E222 Norway raid 2-6Oct43 E223 Task Group 22.5 3Jun-22Jul44 E224 Convoy HX-229 16-18Mar43 E225 Minesweeping operations in Bay of Cagliari Oct and Nov 43 E226 Convoy KMS-31 11Nov43 E227 U.S.S. Buck (DD 420) 8-9Oct43 E228 U.S.S. Swerve (AM 121) 9Jul44 E229
Operation Date Code Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard, and special operations:
(1 star for participation in each of the following:)
Convoy ON-67 21-26Feb42 A201 Convoy SC-107 3-8Nov42 A202 Task Group 21.13 12Jul-23Aug42 A203 Task Group 21.14 27Jul-10Sep43 A204 Task Group 21.15 24Mar-11May44 A205 Convoy TAG-18 1-6Nov42 A206 U.S.S. Frederick C. Davis (DE 136) (antisubmarine operation) 24Apr45 A207 U.S.S. Atik (SS Carolyn) A/S operation 27Mar42 A208 U.S.S. Asterion (SS Evelyn) A/S operation 22Mar42-31Jan43 A209
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1. (Including First Marine Division at Finschhafen, Oro Bay, Milne Bay and Goodenough Island.)