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Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen

 

SQUADRON AWARDS

Unit Awards

AMERICAN CAMPAIGN STREAMER. Awarded to Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen for participation in the American Theater based on the dates of service, service within the geographically defined area, and conditions of service as follows: 

Prescribed Dates of Service: Between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946;

Geographically Defined Area: Eastern boundary from the North Pole, south along the 75th meridian west longitude to the 77th parallel north latitude, thence southeast through Davis Strait to the intersection of the 40th parallel north latitude and the 35th meridian west longitude, thence south along that meridian to the 10th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 20th meridian west longitude, thence along the 20th meridian west longitude to the South Pole.  Western boundary from the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, thence south and southeast along the Alaskan boundary to the Pacific Ocean, thence south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 100th meridian west longitude to the South Pole, and;

Conditions of Service: Attached to and regularly serving on shore in the designated area for a period of thirty (30) days except in the continental United States where the requirement is one (1) year.  Such service need not be continuous nor in the same locality but must be within the designated area.

ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER. Awarded to Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen for participation in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater based on the dates of service, service within the geographically defined area, and conditions of service as follows: 

Prescribed Dates of Service: Between December 7, 1941 and March 2, 1946;

Geographically Defined Area: Eastern boundary from the North Pole, south along the 141st meridian west longitude to the east boundary of Alaska, thence south and southeast along the Alaskan boundary to the Pacific Ocean, thence south along the 130th meridian to its intersection with the 30th parallel north latitude, thence southeast to the intersection of the equator and the 100th meridian west longitude, thence south along the 100th meridian west longitude to the South Pole.  Western boundary from the North Pole, south along the 60th meridian east longitude to its intersection with the eastern border of Iran, thence south along that border to the Gulf of Oman and the intersection of the 60th meridian east longitude, thence south along the 60th meridian east longitude to the South Pole, and;

Conditions of Service: Attached to and regularly serving on shore in a designated area for a period of thirty (30) days. Such service need not be continuous nor in the same locality but must be within the designated area.  Patrols.  Service in patrol vessels or aircraft operating in or above ocean waters, provided the individual has been attached to such units for a period of thirty (30) days and has performed regularly required patrols for an accumulated period of thirty (30) days. This provision is applicable even though the base from which such vessels or aircraft operate is within the continental limits of the United States.  In all cases wherein a vessel, aircraft, or other unit engages in combat with, attacks, or is attacked by enemy forces, all personnel serving in the vessel, aircraft, or other unit shall immediately become eligible for the appropriate campaign medal without reference to the thirty (30) day provision, above.

WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER. Awarded to Marine Bombing Squadron Six-Thirteen for service between December 7, 1941 and December 31, 1946.

Excerpted from the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual (Rev. 1953)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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