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Posted by Rusty on March 11, 2008, 12:32 pm
Does anyone know what the qualifications for receiving a battle star are? My granddad's ship was unloading at Oran, Algeria in 1942 when the Germans bombed the docks. His gun crew shot down a plane, but their ship was hit and burning. The ship was towed into the harbor in case the aviation fuel it had on board blew up it wouldn't destroy the docks. They had to abandon ship and fire fighting ships doused the flames with foam. The next day the ship was reboarded, and after unloading sailed for New York. Would this engagement qualify him for a battle star?