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Help with WWII Navy Records - NAVPERS 553 / DD214

Hi All,
Trying to research my wife's father so that I can build her a shadow box of his career.  I'm an active member in the USAF Reserve so my Navy is a bit weak. Could anyone help me out with awards and decorations and rank insignia?

On the NavPers 553 ratings held shows: AS, S2/c, S1/c, S1/c(Y), and Y3/c. I understand the S to be general seaman the Y bit has me a bit perplexed. Yeoman perhaps? Under Qualifications it shows: Y3/c Rtng. Desc. Bklt. not available. 
Decorations show: Asiatic Pacific (1) Star, American Area, Victory Medal, are there any ribbons associated during this time frame that wouldn't show up as a medal?  He was aboard the USS DORAN DMS-41 and USS RUCHAMKIN APD 89.
Any information or even where to start looking would be much much appreciated. This is all the info we were able to get with the SF180 and veterans bureau.
He also has a DD214 for what appears to be service in the Naval Reserve with the following
"Called from Inactive duty"
"Grade or rank at time of entry into active service: YNT3"
"Foreign and/or sea service: 1 yrs 6 mos"
"Decorations, medals badges.... : European-Asiatic"

If anyone has any thoughts or ideas on how I can get a grasp on a good authentic way of memorializing this man's service,I would be very grateful.

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Comment by Alex Malikoff daughter on August 10, 2017 at 6:13pm

Hi Matt,

Very sweet what you are doing for your wife!

I'm piecing together my late father's carrer.

Have found Navy vets to be amazing people!

Best to you!

-Marina, daughter Lt. Alex Malikoff US Navy

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