January 1945 until September 1945

Attached to Air Group 85 on the USS Shangri-La, CV-38

 

 
AWARDS 24 JULY 45

Bean, Roy N. - Navy Cross

Chapman, John H. - Navy Cross

Hite, Robert W. - Navy Cross

Strong, Stockton B. - Navy Cross

(full Navy Cross award narratives contained in this web site under "Awards, VBF-85 Personnel")

Schaeffer, R.T. was awarded a Gold Star in leu of a second Air Medal for action in Kure Harbor on 24 July.