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Yangtze Service Medal


To commemorate the services performed by the personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps during the operations in the valley of the Yangtze River, China, in 1926 and 1927, and 1930 and 1932, a medal to be known as the "Yangtze Service Medal" will be issued to the officers and enlisted men who participated in those operations.

The period for which these medals will be issued is from 3 September 1926 to 21 October 1927, and from 1 March 1930 to 31 December 1932, and any officer or enlisted man of the Navy or Marine Corps who served on shore at Shanghai or in the valley of the Yangtze River, China, with a landing force during these periods or part of such periods is entitled to this medal, as are the officers and enlisted men who were attached to the vessels mentioned in the following list between the dates appearing beside and below each vessel. No officer or enlisted man is entitled to more than one such medal. (Navy Department General Order No. 205 of 28 April 1930);

Source: 1953 U.S. Navy Awards Manual

Alava, General...20 Sep 26-06 Nov 26 14 Apr 27-14 May 27 07 Jun 27-30 Jun 27 24 Aug 27-21 Oct 27 Asheville........03 Nov 26-02 Apr 27 13 May 27-18 May 27 02 Aug 27-23 Aug 27 18 Mar 32-23 Mar 32 27 Jun 32-09 Oct 32 Avocet...........23 Apr 31-07 May 31 09 Oct 31-22 Oct 31 Barker...........28 Nov 30-12 Jan 31 08 Jul 31-21 Aug 31 18 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 05 Feb 32-27 Mar 32 04 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Beaver...........25 May 31-02 Jun 31 09 Oct 31-10 Oct 31 Bittern..........07 Feb 32-09 Mar 32 27 May 32-03 Jun 32 06 Oct 32-09 Oct 32 Black Hawk.......21 Oct 26-28 Oct 26 24 Apr 27-06 Jun 27 21 Apr 31-03 May 31 15 Sep 31-17 Sep 31 23 Sep 31-24 Sep 31 20 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 09 Feb 32-23 May 32 05 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Borie............29 May 30-16 Jul 30 29 Jan 32-10 Mar 32 Bulmer...........07 Jan 27-03 Mar 27 23 May 27-28 Jun 27 21 Aug 27-21 Oct 27 01 Feb 30-28 Feb 30 04 Aug 30-01 Oct 30 02 May 31-11 May 31 27 Aug 31-29 Aug 31 24 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 02 Feb 32-06 Feb 32 08 Feb 32-19 Feb 32 21 Feb 32 15 Apr 32-02 May 32 06 May 32-09 May 32 13 May 32-16 May 32 19 May 32-23 May 32 05 Aug 32-07 Aug 32 Canopus..........16 May 31-30 Jun 31 08 May 32-16 May 32 Cincinnati.......04 Apr 27-09 Sep 27 27 Sep 27-15 Oct 27 Edsall...........16 Jan 27-02 Mar 27 18 Apr 27-02 Jul 27 21 Aug 27-22 Aug 27 01 Oct 27-21 Oct 27 01 Feb 30-28 Feb 30 16 Jul 30-26 Sep 30 15 Apr 31-22 Apr 31 27 Aug 31-01 Sep 31 02 Feb 32 04 Feb 32-25 Mar 32 27 Mar 32-02 May 32 06 May 32-09 May 32 13 May 32-16 May 32 19 May 32-23 May 32 04 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Edwards, John D..22 May 30-16 Jul 30 07 Jul 31-08 Jul 31 21 Aug 31-02 Sep 31 19 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 05 Feb 32-13 Mar 32 15 Mar 32-16 Mar 32 10 May 32-23 May 32 04 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Elcano...........03 Sep 26-21 Oct 27 Finch............07 Feb 32-05 Apr 32 08 Apr 32-11 Apr 32 15 Apr 32-24 May 32 Ford, John D.....11 Sep 26-18 Jan 27 28 Mar 27-07 Jul 27 02 May 31-17 Jun 31 06 Jul 31-31 Jul 31 05 Oct 31 04 Feb 32-10 Mar 32 25 Apr 32-23 May 32 04 Oct 32-11 Oct 32 Guam.............01 Mar 30-31 Dec 32 Hart.............12 Oct 26-01 Dec 26 19 Dec 26-09 Jan 27 25 May 27-04 Aug 27 11 Oct 27-17 Oct 27 Henderson........02 May 27-02 Jun 27 23 Jun 27-29 Jun 27 Heron............23 Apr 31-07 May 31 18 Oct 31-22 Oct 31 23 Sep 32-06 Oct 32 Houston..........15 Apr 31-08 Jun 31 22 Aug 31-05 Sep 31 24 Sep 31-16 Nov 31 03 Feb 32-05 May 32 31 May 32-07 Jun 32 24 Sep 32 27 Sep 32-12 Oct 32 14 Oct 32-10 Nov 32 Hulbert..........20 Oct 26-28 Oct 26 24 Feb 27-11 May 27 27 Jun 27-23 Aug 27 Huron............20 Sep 26-06 Nov 26 Isabel...........03 Sep 26-21 Oct 27 05 Apr 31-05 Jun 31 21 Aug 31-20 Sep 31 23 Sep 31-25 Sep 31 27 Sep 31-16 Nov 31 06 Feb 32-25 Feb 32 03 May 32-07 Jun 32 20 Sep 32-24 Sep 32 27 Sep 32-01 Oct 32 03 Oct 32-08 Oct 32 10 Oct 32-10 Nov 32 Jason............23 Apr 31-07 May 31 16 Sep 31-28 Sep 31 Jones, Paul......20 Oct 26-28 Oct 26 11 Mar 27-01 Jun 27 07 Sep 27-15 Sep 27 14 Apr 30-30 Jun 30 22 Apr 31-03 May 31 19 Jun 31-03 Jul 31 19 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 02 Feb 32-22 Mar 32 24 Mar 32-23 May 32 13 Aug 32-14 Aug 32 13 Oct 32-27 Oct 32 Luzon............01 Mar 30-31 Dec 32 MacLeish.........07 Jan 27-10 Mar 27 20 Apr 27-19 Jun 27 21 Aug 27-22 Aug 27 29 Jan 31-22 Apr 31 28 Aug 31-02 Nov 31 Marblehead.......03 Apr 27-10 Jun 27 09 Aug 27-27 Aug 27 06 Sep 27-18 OCt 27 McCormick........07 Jan 27-02 Mar 27 18 Apr 27-19 Jun 27 21 Aug 27-21 OCt 27 01 Feb 30-28 Feb 30 13 Apr 31-20 Apr 31 Monocacy.........03 Sep 27-21 Oct 27 01 Jul 30-13 Feb 31 23 Apr 31-31 Dec 32 Noa..............31 Jan 27-02 Feb 27 24 Feb 27-01 Jun 27 04 Jul 27-27 Aug 27 Oahu.............01 May 30-31 Dec 32 Palos............03 Sep 26-21 Oct 27 01 Jul 30-13 Feb 31 23 Apr 31-31 Dec 32 Panay............01 Mar 30-31 Dec 32 Parrott..........07 Jan 27-20 Jan 27 22 Feb 27-02 Mar 27 18 Apr 27-09 Jun 27 13 Jun 27-28 Jun 27 21 Aug 27-21 Oct 27 16 Jul 30-22 Aug 30 01 Feb 31-11 May 31 25 Aug 31-02 Sep 31 02 Feb 32-06 Feb 32 08 Feb 32-02 May 32 06 May 32-09 May 32 13 May 32-16 May 32 19 May 32-23 May 32 05 Aug 32-06 Aug 32 05 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Peary............15 Sep 26-18 Jan 27 28 Mar 27-02 Jul 27 13 Jul 27-22 Jul 27 15 Oct 27-21 Oct 27 20 Sep 30-28 Nov 30 04 Jun 31-15 Jul 31 19 Oct 31-11 Dec 31 04 Feb 32-10 Mar 32 04 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Pecos............16 Jul 31-24 Jul 31 29 Aug 31-30 Aug 31 Penguin..........03 Sep 26-21 Oct 27 Pigeon...........03 Sep 26-21 Oct 27 16 May 31-28 May 31 22 Jun 31-23 Jun 31 06 Jun 32-13 Jun 32 Pillsbury........11 Sep 26-16 Jan 27 28 Mar 27-01 Apr 27 06 May 27-19 Jul 27 15 Oct 27-21 Oct 27 01 Mar 30-14 Apr 30 02 Jun 31-03 Jun 31 19 Oct 31-21 Oct 31 16 May 32-23 May 32 05 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Pittsburgh.......13 Jan 27-30 Jun 27 24 Aug 27-21 Oct 27 Pope.............03 Sep 26-20 Sep 26 03 Oct 26-17 Mar 27 03 May 27-16 Jul 27 15 Oct 27-21 Oct 27 01 Mar 30-14 Apr 30 01 May 31-08 May 31 17 May 31-25 May 31 14 Jul 31-15 Jul 31 19 Oct 31-17 Oct 31 05 Feb 32-09 Mar 32 06 May 32-23 May 32 04 Oct 32-08 Oct 32 Preble...........20 Oct 26-28 Oct 26 24 Feb 27-30 May 27 26 Jun 27-04 Aug 27 Preston, Wm. B...20 Oct 26-28 Oct 26 02 Mar 27-29 Mar 27 29 May 27-01 Jun 27 26 Jun 27-27 Aug 27 Pruitt...........20 Oct 26-28 Oct 26 02 Mar 27-02 Jun 27 27 Jun 27-28 Jun 27 12 Aug 27-15 Aug 27 Richmond.........22 Jun 27-29 Jul 27 03 Aug 27-19 Sep 27 Rizal............26 0ct 26-09 Jan 27 05 Jun 27-19 Aug 27 11 Oct 27-17 Oct 27 18 Sep 30-20 Oct 30 Rochester........29 Apr 32-31 Dec 32 S-30.............25 May 31-02 Jun 31 S-31.............25 May 31-02 Jun 31 22 Jun 31-30 Jun 31 12 Aug 31-27 Aug 31 S-34.............25 May 31-02 Jun 31 S-35.............25 May 31-02 Jun 31 S-36.............15 May 31-28 May 31 08 May 32-16 May 32 S-37.............15 May 31-28 May 31 08 May 32-16 May 32 S-38.............15 May 31-28 May 31 l0 Oct 31-16 0ct 31 28 May 32-02 Jun 32 S-39.............15 May 31-28 May 31 08 May 32-16 May 32 23 Sep 32-03 Oct 32 S-40.............15 May 31-28 May 31 06 Jun 32-13 Jun 32 S-41.............15 May 31-28 May 31 08 May 32-16 May 32 Sacramento.......01 Nov 26-20 Apr 27 28 Aug 27-26 Sep 27 13 Apr 32-02 May 32 05 May 32-11 Jun 32 02 Sep 32-19 Sep 32 Sicard...........20 Oct 26-26 Oct 26 02 Mar 27-02 May 27 08 Jun 27-10 Jun 27 04 Jul 27-22 Aug 27 Simpson..........07 Jan 27-03 Mar 27 18 Apr 27-20 Jun 27 21 Aug 27-21 Sep 27 16 Jul 30-01 Oct 30 11 Dec 31-18 Feb 32 Stewart..........03 Sep 26-18 Sep 26 31 Jan 27-02 Feb 27 11 Mar 27-13 Jul 27 20 Sep 27-21 Oct 27 17 Sep 30-28 Nov 30 02 May 31-15 Jul 31 15 Oct 31 26 Feb 32-02 May 32 06 May 32-09 May 32 13 May 32-16 May 32 19 May 32-23 May 32 11 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Thompson, Smith..01 Jul 30-16 Jul 30 20 Nov 30-04 Feb 31 12 Jul 31-13 Jul 31 15 Jul 31-31 Jul 31 29 Aug 31-01 Sep 31 19 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 05 Feb 32-29 Mar 32 04 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Tracy............14 Apr 30-24 May 30 Truxtun..........15 Sep 27-17 Mar 27 16 May 27-22 Jul 27 15 Oct 27-21 Oct 27 01 Mar 30-14 Apr 30 Tulsa............21 Jan 32-01 Apr 32 15 Oct 32-07 Nov 32 l0 Nov 32-31 Dec 32 Tutuila..........01 Mar 30-31 Dec 32 Villalobos.......03 Sep 26-21 Oct 27 Whipple..........14 Apr 30-19 May 30 28 Nov 30-04 Feb 31 19 Jul 31-23 Feb 31 19 Oct 31-02 Nov 31 05 Feb 32-26 Feb 32 27 Feb 32-23 Apr 32 04 Oct 32-25 Oct 32 Personnel from the landing parties of the following ships Chaumont.........23 Dec 26-01 Jan 27 24 Feb 27-05 May 27 20 May 27-30 May 27 13 Jun 27-25 Jun 27 02 Jul 27-07 Jul 27 16 Oct 27-20 Oct 27 Pecos............09 Feb 27-23 Apr 27 18 Jun 27-21 Jun 27 16 Jul 27-18 Jul 27 Also Qualifying:

  • Sixth Regiment of United States Marines on board the USS Henderson from 02 May 1927 to 02 June 1927.
  • Expeditionary Detachment, Aircraft Squadrons, Third Brigade United States Marines, who were on board the USSHenderson at Shanghai, China, from 23 June 1927 to 27 June 1927.

10 October 2008

Published: Mon May 01 12:56:03 EDT 2017