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Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

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On the ribbon a bronze star is worn to designate involvement in designated campaigns. The designated campaigns for the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and inscriptions shown on the Army Flag streamer set are:

  • Philippine Island 7 Dec 41 - 10 May 42
  • Burma, 1942 7 Dec 41 - 26 May 42
  • Central Pacific 7 Dec 41 - 6 Dec 43
  • East Indies 1 Jan 42 - 22 Jul 42
  • India-Burma 2 Apr 42 - 28 Jan 45
  • Air Offensive, Japan 17 Apr 42 - 2 Sep 45
  • Aleutian Islands 3 Jun 42 - 24 Aug 43
  • China Defensive 4 Jul 42 - 4 May 45
  • Papua 23 Jul 42 - 23 Jan 43
  • Guadalcanal 7 Aug 42 - 21 Feb 43
  • New Guinea 24 Jan 43 - 31 Dec 44
  • Northern Solomons 22 Feb 43 - 21 Nov 44
  • Eastern Mandates 7 Dec 43 - 14 Jun 44
  • Bismarck Archipelago 15 Dec 43 - 27 Nov 44
  • Western Pacific 17 Apr 44 - 2 Sep 45
  • Lyete 17 Oct 44 - 1 Jul 45
  • Luzon 15 Dec 44 - 4 Jul 45
  • Central Burma 29 Jan 45 - 15 Jul 45
  • Southern Philippines 27 Feb 45 - 4 Jul 45
  • Ryukyus 26 Mar 45 - 2 Jul 45
  • China Offensive 5 May 45 - 2 Sep 45
  • * Antisubmarine 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45
  • * Ground Combat: 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45
  • * Air Combat: 7 Dec 41 - 2 Sep 45

* These campaigns are not displayed as streamers on the Army flag.


A bronze arrowhead is worn on the ribbon to show participation in a combat parachute jump, combat glider landing, or amphibious assault landing within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

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