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Korean_War Korean_War Korean_War Korean_War

22 July
USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116)arrived at Yokosuka, Japan, with elements MAW-1 on board. Four days later, USS Sicily (CVE-118) arrived at the same port with a load of ammunition, and on 1 August, USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) reported to Commander, Seventh Fleet in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. These were the first carrier reinforcements to arrive in the Far East and the beginning of carrier deployment to the combat area that, by the war’s end, totaled 11 attack, one light and five escort carriers sent into action — some for two or three tours.