|24 July 1945
Lt. Littlefield was awarded the Navy Cross for his part in sinking battleship Hyuga.
Two days later,
he was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cross for his part in sinking cruiser Tone.
|THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS,GREETING: THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS TODAY AWARDED THE
LIEUTENANT JACK LITTLEFIELD
UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE
|for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron EIGHTY-SEVEN (VT-87), embarked from the U.S.S. TICONDEROGA (CV-14), in action on 24 July 1945, while deployed over the Inland Sea of Japan. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service|
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