Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal Miniature

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M050
AsiaticPacific Campaign Medal Miniature Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal Service: All Services Instituted: 1942 Dates: 7 December 1941 to 2 March 1946 Criteria: Service in the Asiatic-Paci­fic theater for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration Devices: All Services: Bronze, Silver Star; Army/Air Force: Bronze ar­rowhead; Navy: Bronze Marine Corps device Authorized on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 consecutive (60 nonconsecutive) days service (less if in combat) within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946. The front of the medal shows a palm tree amidst troops with an aircraft overhead and an aircraft carrier, battleship and submarine in the background. The reverse has the American eagle, symbolizing power, on a rock, symbolizing stability, with the inscription, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” on the eagle’s back. The orange yellow of the ribbon represents Asia while the white and red stripes toward each edge represent Japan. The center blue, white and red thin stripes are taken from the American Defense Service Medal, referring to America’s continued defense preparedness after Pearl Harbor. A bronze star denoted participation in a campaign. A silver star attachment is used to represent five bronze stars. An arrowhead attachment is authorized by the Army and Air Force for participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing or amphibious assault landing (only one arrowhead may be worn on the medal/ribbon despite the number of qualification events). The ribbon is worn with the center blue stripe on the wearer’s right. Designated Army & AAF campaigns for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal are: Burma, 1941-1942 Philippine Islands, 1941-1942 Central Pacific, 1941-1943 East Indies, 1942 Aleutian Islands, 1942-1943 Guadalcanal, 1942-1943 Papua, 1942-1943 Air Offensive, Japan, 1942-1945 China Defensive, 1942-1945 India-Burma, 1942-1945 Bismark Archipelago, 1943-1944 New Guinea, 1943-1944 Northern Solomons, 1943-1944 Eastern Mandates (Air), 1943-1944 Eastern Mandates (Ground), 1944 Leyte, 1944-1945 Luzon, 1944-1945 Western Pacific, 1944-1945 Central Burma, 1945 China Offensive, 1945 Ryukyus, 1945 Southern Philippines, 1945 Air Combat, 1941-1945 Antisubmarine, 1941-1945 Ground Combat, 1941-1945 Designated Navy and Marine Corps campaigns for the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal are: Pearl Harbor-Midway, 1941 Wake Island, 1941 Philippine Islands Operation, 1941-1942 Netherlands East Indies, 1942 Pacific Raids, 1942 Coral Sea, 1942 Midway, 1942 Guadalcanal, Tulagi Landings, 1942 Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 1942-1943 Makin Raid, 1942 Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island), 1942 Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid, 1942 Cape Esperance (Second Savo), 1942 Santa Cruz Islands, 1942 Guadalcanal (Third Savo), 1942 Tassafaronga (Fourth Savo), 1942 Eastern New Guinea, 1942-1944 Rennel Island Operation, 1943 Solomon Islands Consolidation, 1943-1945 Aleutians Operations, 1943 New Georgia Group Operation, 1943 Bismarck Archipelago, 1943-1944 Pacific Raids, 1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation, 1943 Gilbert Island Operation, 1943 Marshall Islands Operation, 1943-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Raids, 1944 Western New Guinea, 1944-1945 Marianas Operation, 1944 Western Caroline Islands, 1944 Leyte Operation, 1944 Luzon Operation, 1944-1945 Iwo Jima Operation, 1945 Okinawa Gunto Operation, 1945 Third Fleet Operations against Japan, 1945 Kurile Islands Operation, 1944-1945 Borneo Operation, 1945 Tinian Capture and Occupation, 1944 Consolidation of Southern Philippines, 1945 Hollandia Operation, 1944 Manila Bay-Bicol Operation, 1945 Escort, Antisubmarine, etc, 1942-1945 Minesweeping Operations, 1945-1946 Submarine War Patrols, 1941-1945
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Authorized on November 6, 1942 and amended on March 15, 1946. Awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 30 consecutive (60 nonconsecutive) days service (less if in combat) within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946.

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