World War II Combat Operations
During the Pacific war, Taylor saw major combat action from the time she arrived in the Pacific in January 1943 until the end of hostilities in August 1945. These actions included Rennell Island, southern Solomons, New Georgia, Kula Gulf, Gilbert Islands, Hollandia, Western New Guinea, Leyte Gulf, Corregidor-Bataan, southern Philippines, Borneo, and Okinawa. Also included were escort and antisubmarine operations, shore bombardment, and antiaircraft actions. For all this activity Taylor earned 15 battle stars and a place in history that will live on forever.