USS Hornet (CV-8) - Awards

Awards

The Hornet was awarded four battle stars during World War II.

Service stars awarded
Action No. Operation:Action Operation Period Period of CV-8 Participation Battle Stars Awarded Notes
(1) The Battle of Midway 3–6 Jun 42 3 June 42 – 6 June 42 1 A Presidential Unit Citation was awarded for this battle to Torpedo Squadron 8 flying from U.S.S. Hornet CV-8
(2) The Buin-Faisi-Tonolai raid 5 Oct 42 5 Oct 42 1
(3) The capture and defense of Guadalcanal 10 August 42 – 8 February 43 16 Oct 42 1
(4) The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands 26 Oct 42 26 Oct 42 1 The U.S.S. Hornet CV-8 was sunk during this battle after being in service for a year and six days.
Total Battle Stars 4

In addition, Torpedo Squadron 8 flying from the Hornet was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation."for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service beyond the call of duty" during the Battle of Midway.

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