Citation - Battle Stars


The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the U.S.S. CABOT and her attached Air Groups participating in the following operations:

   January 29 to February 16, 1944, Marshalls, Truk; March 29 to April 30, 1944, Palau, Hollandia, Truk; June 11 to August 5, 1944, Marianas, Bonins, Yap; September 6 to 24, 1944, Philippines, Palau, Yap: AG-31 (VF-31, VT-31).

   October 10 to November 25, 1944, Ryukyus, Formosa, Philippines, Luzon; December 14 to 16, 1944, Luzon; January 3 to 22, 1945, Philippines, Formosa, China Sea, Ryukyus; February 16 to 25, 1945, Japan, Bonins; March 18 to April 8, 1945, Ryukyus, Japan: AG-29 (VF-29, VT-29).

For service as set forth in the following


       "For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore and afloat in the Pacific War Area from January 29, 1944, to April 8, 1945. Operating continuously in the most forward areas, the U.S.S. CABOT and her air groups struck crushing blows toward annihilating Japanese fighting power; they provided air cover for our amphibious forces; they fiercely countered the enemy's aerial attacks and destroyed his planes; and they inflicted terrific losses on the Japanese in Fleet and merchant marine units sunk or damaged. Daring and dependable in combat, the CABOT with her gallant officers and men rendered loyal service in achieving the ultimate defeat of the Japanese Empire."

For the President,

James Forestal

Secretary of the Navy


U.S.S. Cabot earned nine battle stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon for participation in the following operations:

Star One:  Marshall Islands Operation

Occupation for Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls
January 29 to February 8 - 1944

Star Two:  Asiatic-Pacific Raids

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

Star Three:  Hollandia Operation

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

Star Four:   Marianas Operations

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

Star Five:   Western Carolina Islands Operations

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

Star Six:  Leyte Operation

Third Fleet supporting operations and Okinawa attack. 10 October 1944
Northern Luzon and Formosa Attacks October 11-14 1944
Battle of Surigao Strait October 24-26 1044
Luzon Attacks October 15 to December 16 1944
Visayans Attacks October and November 1944

Star Seven:  Luzon Operation

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

Star Eight:  Iwo Jima Operations

Assault and occupations of Iwo Jima February 15 to March 16 1945
Fifth Fleet raids against Honshu and the Nansei Shoto February 15 to March 16 1945

Star Nine:   Okinawa Gunto Operations

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

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