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US Navy Battle Streamers & Campaign Stars by Conflict - Reference


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Naval History and Heritage Command

 

The Navy's battle streamers, spanning the period from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm, number 28. Like the Marine Corps, the Navy flies a single streamer for each campaign, war, or theater of operations, with embroidered stars used for individual battles and operations determined to be suitable for special recognition. Stars on the Navy streamers follow the practice initiated during the World War II period for ribbons and medals -- that is, a bronze star for each action, and a silver star in lieu of five bronze stars. The Navy applies stars to appropriate ribbons throughout its history, whereas the Marine Corps uses stars to commemorate service in this century only. The Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, and Meritorious Unit Commendation streamers each carry a number rather than stars. This figure represents the number of times that the respective award has been conferred upon Navy units.

 

Battle Streamers, Battle Stars, Campaign Stars and Unit Citations - American Revolution to Present Day

 

Scroll down to the lower part of the page here for detailed listings of these awards https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/banners/battle-streamers.html

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Battle Streamers, Battle Stars, Campaign Stars and Unit Citations - American Revolution to Present Day

Scroll down to the lower part of the page here for detailed listings of these awards https://www.history....-streamers.html

 

World War I 1917-1918

1. Atlantic convoy operations
2. Western Atlantic operations
3. Operations in Northern European waters
4. Mediterranean operations
5. Operations on the European continent

 

World War II-American Theater 1941-1946

1. Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations

World War II-Asiatic-Pacific Theater 1941-1946

1. Pearl Harbor-Midway
2. Wake Island
3. Philippine Islands operation
4. Netherlands East Indies engagements
5. Pacific raids (1942)
6. Coral Sea
7. Midway
8. Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
9. Capture and defense of Guadalcanal
10. Makin raid
11. Eastern Solomons
12. Buin-Faisi-Tonolai raid
13. Cape Esperance
14. Santa Cruz Islands
15. Guadalcanal (Third Savo)
16. Tassafaronga
17. Eastern New Guinea operation
18. Rennel Island
19. Consolidation of Solomon Islands
20. Aleutians operation
21. New Georgia Group operation
22. Bismarck Archipelago operation
23. Pacific raids (1943)
24. Treasury-Bougainville operation
25. Gilbert Islands operation
26. Marshall Islands operation
27. Asiatic-Pacific raids (1944)
28. Western New Guinea operations
29. Marianas operation
30. Western Caroline Islands operation
31. Leyte operation
32. Luzon operation
33. Iwo Jima operation
34. Okinawa Gunto operation
35. Third Fleet operations against Japan
36. Kurile Islands operation
37. Borneo operations
38. Tinian capture and occupation
39. Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
40. Hollandia operation
41. Manila Bay-Bicol operations
42. Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations
43. Submarine War Patrols (Pacific)

World War II European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign

1. North African occupation
2. Sicilian occupation
3. Salerno landings
4. West Coast of Italy operations (1944)
5. Invasion of Normandy
6. Northeast Greenland operation
7 Invasion of Southern France
8. Reinforcement of Malta
9. Escort, antisubmarine, armed guard and special operations

See Link For Korea, Vietnam, Armed Forces Expeditionary and all other conflicts https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/heritage/banners/battle-streamers.html

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