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Duty Station Details

Strength
Aircraft Carrier
 
Type
Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned
Year
1942 - 1952

Description
Hull number CV-9


Duty Station Web Links
USS ESSEX CV/CVA/CVS-9/LHD-2 Association

USS ESSEX CV-9 new website
114 Members Who Served in This Duty Station


 

  • Bacorn, Thomas, PO1, (1964-1968)
  • Bahr, Charles, SCPO, (1960-1994)
  • Bass, Richard Daniel, LTJG, (1951-1953)
  • Battinelli, George, PO3, (1957-1961)
  • BEHRMANN, LOUIS, CPO, (1941-1947)
  • Brachvogel, Rick, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Bredimus, Michael, PO2, (1962-1968)
  • Brillhart, Dave, CPO, (1952-1975)
  • BRYANT, WILLIAM, PO3, (1952-1956)
  • Callahan, James, SN, (1966-1969)
  • Chance, Robert, PO2, (1941-1945)
  • Coleman, Thaddeus Thornton, CAPT, (1941-1973)
  • Conrad, Carl, PO2, (1943-1945)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Cunningham, Fritz, SCPO, (1960-1982)
  • DIXON, George, PO1, (1954-1983)
  • Dusett, Richard, CPO, (1968-1989)
  • Edwards, Ben, CPO, (1950-1976)
  • Erwin, Michael, AN, (1958-1961)
  • Forbes, George, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Fuller, Leroy, PO1, (1941-1945)
  • GARINGER, JAMES, PO2, (1951-1955)
 

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Associations
 
Duty Station History
  • (Aug 23, 1951)
    Service history World War II After fitting out at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a force flagship, ...
 
Battle/Operations History
 
Duty Station News and Information
2019 reunion (Oct 26, 2018) 
Check out the 2019 reunion info on the website at www.ussessexassociation.com
Bronze Decommissioning Medal (Jul 31, 2011) 1
 
Duty Station Timeline
Decommissioned
The ESSEX was decommissioned on 30 June 1969 and placed into the mothball fleet at the Bayonne, NJ shipyard. On 1 June 1973, she was stricken from the Navy records and sold to the Union Minerals &am ... More
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1969
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
1952
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm ... More
Description
Second Korean Winter (USMC, Army, Navy, USAF): November 28, 1951 to April 30, 1952[3]
1952
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th ... More
1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
To be eligible for this medal, the Service member must have: Served between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignm ... More
Description
United Nations Summer-Fall Offensive (USMC, Army, Navy, USAF): July 9 to November 27, 1951[3
1951
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United ... More
1951
Service history World War II After fitting out at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a force flagship, South Dakota held shakedown training from 3 June through 26 July 1942. She stood out of Philadelphia ... More
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1951
China Service Medal
Criteria
The China Service Medal was awarded to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel who: Served ashore in China or who were attached to any of the vessels that operated in support of the operations in ... More
1946
Navy Occupation Service
Criteria
Occupation duty in the European-African-Middle Eastern area may be credited to organizations for duty performed on and subsequent to May 8, 1945. Terminal dates for eligibility periods and occupation ... More
1946
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Luzon operation December 12, 1944 - April 1, 1945
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Iwo Jima operation February 15 - March 16, 1945
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
1945
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq ... More
1945
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m ... More
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Marshall Islands operation November 26, 1943 - March 2, 1944
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids-1944 February 16, 1944 - October 9, 1944
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Marianas operation June 10 - August 27, 1944
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Western Caroline Islands operation August 31 - October 14, 1944
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Leyte operation October 10 - November 29, 1944
1944
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m ... More
1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or, ... More
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Eastern New Guinea operation December 17, 1942 â?? July 24, 1944
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Consolidation of Solomon Islands February 8, 1943 â?? March 15, 1945
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
New Georgia Group operation June 20 â?? October 16, 1943
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Pacific Specified Raidsâ??1943 August 31, 1943 â?? October 6, 1943
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Treasury-Bougainville operation October 27 â?? December 15, 1943
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Description
Gilbert Islands operation November 13 â?? December 8, 1943
1943
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th ... More
1942
 
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