Battle Star Earned
SS Aberdeen Victory Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of Awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Medal (1-Okinawa) - World War II Victory Medal
Over 176 Naval ships participated in the battle and invasion of Okinawa. The Aberdeen Victory (later the U.S.S. Altair) was one of these ships and was awarded a Battle Star. Allied forces suffered over 49,000 casualties while the Japanese had over 100,000 casualties. Over 700 Japanese kamikaze planes attacked the Naval Fleet during the battle.
The invasion of Okinawa. The U.S.S. Altair (Aberdeen Victory) is out there somewhere!