WWII ACTIONS IN WHICH THE USS ESSEX WAS ENGAGED

 

1.   Raid on Marcus Island, 31 Aug 1943
2.   Raid on Wake Island, 5-6 Oct 1943
3.   Raid on Rabaul, New Britain, 11 Nov 1943
4.   Invasion of Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, 18-25 Nov 1943
5.   Raid on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 4 Dec 1943
6.   Raid of Rio-Namur, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 29 Jan 1943 - 3 Feb 1944
7.   Raid on Turk Atoll, 16-17 Feb 1944
8.   Raid on Saipan and Tinian, Marianas Islands, 22 Feb 1944
9.   Raid on Marcus Island, 19-20 May 1944
10.  Raid on Wake Island, 23 May 1944
11.  Raid on Saipan and Pagan Marianas Islands, 11-13 June 1944
12.  Attacks on Japanese Fleet Convoy 100 miles west of Pagan, 12-13 June 1944
13.  Raid on Iwo Jima, 15-16 June 1944
14.  Raid on Pagan, 17 June 1944
15.  First Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 June 1944
16.  Raid on Roat, 20-21 June 1944
17.  Raid on Guam, 20-21 June 1944
18.  Raid on Guam and Roat, 23-25 June 1944
19.  Raid on Guam and Roat, 27 June 1944
20.  Raid on Pagan, 28 June 1944
21.  Raid on Rota, 29 June 1944
22.  Support Missions for Saipan Invasions, 1-2 July 1944
23.  Invasion of Guam, 18-21 July 1944
24.  Invasion of Tinian, 23-24 July 1944
25.  Support Missions for Guam-Tinian Invasion Forces, 25-27 July 1944
26.  Support Missions for Guam-Tinian Invasion Forces, 29-30 July 1944
27.  Support Missions for Guam-Tinian Invasion Forces, 1-10 Aug 1944
28.  Invasion of Palau Islands, 6-8 Sept 1944
29.  Raid on Mindanao, 9-10 Sept 1944
30.  Raid on Cebu, Bohol, and Negro Islands, Central Philippines, 12-14 Sept 1944
31.  Raid on Manila, 21-22 Sept 1944
32.  Raid on Cebu, 24 Sept 1944
33.  Raid on Okinawa Jima, 10 Oct 1944
34.  Raid on Pescadpres Islands, 12-13 Oct 1944
35.  Raid on Formosa, 12-14 Oct 1944
36.  Second Battle of Philippine Sea, 24-25 Oct 1944
37.  Raid on Manila, 5-6 Nov 1944
38.  Ormoc Bay Shipping, 11 Nov 1944
39.  Raid on Manila, 13-14 Nov 1944
40.  Raid on Manila, 25 Nov 1944
41.  Invasion of Mindoro, 14-16 Dec 1944
42.  Raid on Formosa and Okinawa Jima, 3-4 Jan 1945
43.  Raid on Norther Luzon, 6-7 Jan 1945
44.  Raid on Formosa, Miyako Jima, and Okinawa Jima, 9 Jan 1945
45.  Camranh Bay, Cape St. Jacques, and Saigon, French Indo China, 12 Jan 1945
46.  Swatow and  Formosa, 15 Jan 1945
47.  Raid on Hong Kong, 16 Jan 1945
48.  Raid on Formosa and Saki Shima Gunto, 21 Jan 1945
49.  Raid on Okinawa Gunto, 22 Jan 1945
50.  Raid on Tokyo, 16-17 Feb 1945
51.  Invasion of Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945
52.  Raid on Iwo Jima, Haha Jima, and Chichi Jima, 21 Feb 1945
53.  Raid on Tokyo, 16-17 Feb 1945
54.  Raid on Okinawa Jima, 1 Mar 1945
55.  Raid on Hyushu, 18 Mar 1945
56.  Raid on Fleet Units of Kure, 19 Mar 1945
57.  Raid on Okinawa Jima, 23-24 Mar 1945
58.  Raid on Okinawa Jima, 26-27 Mar 1945
59.  Raid on Kyushu, 29 Mar 1945
60.  Invasion of Kerama Retto, 30-31 Mar 1945
61.  Invasion of Okinawa Jima, 1 Apr 1945
62.  Raid on Ie Shima, 4-5 Apr 1945
63.  Raid on Kikai Shima, 6 Apr 1945
64.  Annihilation of Yamato Task Group, 7 Apr 1945
65.  Raid on Okinawa Jima, 8 Apr 1945
66.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 11-13 Apr 1945
67.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 15-16 Apr 1945
68.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 19-22 Apr 1945
69.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 24-26 Apr 1945
70.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 28-30 Apr 1945
71.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 2-5 May 1945
72.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 7-13 May 1945
73.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 11-13 May 1945
74.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 13-14 May 1945
75.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 17-18 May 1945
76.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 20 May 1945
77.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 20-26 May 1945
78.  Support Missions Okinawa Invasion Forces 28 May 1945
79.  Raid on Tokyo for Okinawa Jima Invasion Forces, 10 July 1945
80.  Raid on Hokkaido and Northern Honshu, 14-15 July 1945
81.  Raid on Tokyo, 18 July 1945
82.  Raid on Kure Naval base 24-25 July 1945
83.  Raid on kure Naval Base, 28 July 1945
84.  Raid on Tokyo, 30 Aug 1945
85.  Raid on Hokkaido and Northern Honshu, 9-10 Aug 1945
86.  Raid on Tokyo, 13 Aug 1945
87.  Raid on Tokyo, 15 Aug 1945

 


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