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Battle Star Awards

1 Star Bismark Archipelago Operation

Cape Gloucester, New Britain    

Admiralty Islands Landings 

12/26/43 - 3/1/44

2/29/44 -  4/17/44

1 Star Eastern New Guinea Operation 
Saidor Occupation 1 / 2/44 -  4/17/44
1 Star  Western New Guinea Operation
Aitapo-Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay  4/21/44 -  6/30/44
1 Star Western New Guinea Operations
 Toem-Wake-Sarmi  Area Operation 5/17/44 - 6/30/44
Biak Island Operation 5/27/44 -  6/21/44
Noemfoor Island Operation 7/2/44 - 7/23/44
Cape Sansapor Operation 7/30/44 - 8/30/44
Morotai Landings 9/11/44 - 11/9/45
1 Star Leyte Landings 10/10/44 - 11/29/44
1 Star Iwo Jima Operation
Assault and Occupation  2/15/44 - 3/16/45
1 Star Okinawa Gunto Operation
Assault and Occupation 3/24/45 - 6/30/45
1 Star Third Fleet Operations against Japan 7/10/45 -  8/15/45

 

The Daly also earned the Navy Occupation Medal for activities In occupied  Japanese waters.

 

 Credit for assisting and sinking the following Surface Units:

1 Maru Vessel
1 Battleship
1 Heavy Cruiser
1 Destroyer
Several small barges and small craft
Enemy Destroyer damaged in night action

 

While Fight Director Ship to Combat Air Patrols; the destruction of 30 aircraft

Rescue of 167 survivors of the USS Brownson DD518, while under attack by 120 enemy aircraft.

Rescue of Major I.D. Richardson Ensign, USNR, operating as a Filipino guerilla leader.

Rescue of 11 survivors of the USS Bismark.

Rescue of downed pilot. 

Participated in 23 shore bombardments.

4 Anti-shipping sweeps along the Chins coast near the Yangtze River.

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