Battle Stars


In addition to earning the NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE MEDAL for service in Asiatic waters during the period of 2 September to 15 October 1945, USS CABOT (CVL 28) earned nine battle stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon for participation in the following operations:

Marshall Islands Operation
Occupation for Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls
29 January to 8 February 1944

Asiatic-Pacific Raids
Truk Attack 16-17 February 1944
Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Woleai Raid-30 March to 1 April 1944
Truk, Satawan, Ponape Raid 29 April to 1 May 1944

Hollandia Operation
Aitape-Humboldt Bay - Tanshmerah Bay 21 April to 1 June 1944

Marianas Operations
Battle of the Philippine Sea 19-20 June 1944
Third Bonins Raid 3-4 July
Capture and Occupation of Saipan 11 June to 10 August
Capture and Occupation of Guam 12 July to 15 August
Palau, Yap, Ulithi Raid 25-27 July
Fourth Bonins Raid 4-5 August 1944

Western Carolina Islands Operations
Capture and Occupation of southern Palau Islands 6 September to 14 October 1944
Assaults on Philippine Islands 9-24 September

Leyte Operation
Third Fleet supporting operations and Okinawa attack. 10 October 1944
Northern Luzon and Formosa Attacks 11-14 October
Battle of Surigao Strait 24-26 October
Luzon Attacks 15 October to 16 December 1944
Visayans Attacks October and November 1944

Luzon Operation
Formosa attacks January 1945
Luzon attacks 6-7 January 1945
China Coast attacks 12-16 January
Nansei Shoto attack 22 January 1945

Iwo Jima Operations
Assault and occupations of Iwo Jima 15 February-16 March 1945

Fifth Fleet raids against Honshu and the Nansei Shoto 15 February to 16 March 1945

Okinawa Gunto Operations
Fifth and Third Fleet raids in support of
Okinawa Gunto operation 12 March to 11 June 1945


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