McCormick, Montrose Graham, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, USS Pintado (SS-387)
Service Years
1935 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego
Last Address
Pasadena, California

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 1945
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
United States Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph Only - Secton 3, Lot 0321-B

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWWII Memorial National Registry
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, WWII Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavySubmarine School Officers Basic CourseUSS Cobia (SS-245)USS Pintado (SS-387)
  1939-1941, USS California (BB-44)
  1941-1941, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
  1944-1945, USS Cobia (SS-245)
  1945-1945, USS Pintado (SS-387)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Air Crash that claimed the life of LCDR McCormick and others.

In 1945 the United States Navy stationed an R4D-5 (C47, Dakota) at Guildford W.A. also referred to as RAAF Dunreath. The aircraft was assigned to the Commander Submarine Force, Seventh Fleet and due to its light blue colour scheme, was known affectionately as the Blue Goose. Built by the Douglas Aircraft Corporation in the USA it carried the constructors number 10017. The USAAF number was 42-24155 and the US Navy number was 39067, delivered new to them in 1943.

Early in the morning of 19th April 1945, before dawn, Blue Goose was loaded for a flight to Adelaide.

Ten men and three women boarded the aircraft, they were:

Lt William C Armstrong, USNR Pilot. Ensign Victor F Padelsky, USN Co-pilot.
A.M.M. 1c Robert A Dunleavy. A.M.M. 2c Stanley A Gober, USNR.
A.R.M. 1c James A Glenn, USNR. Commander R.R. Helbert, RN

Lieutenant Commander Montrose G McCormick, USN. Lt (jg) Sidney S Cook USNR.
C.R.E. Robert V Daly, USN. Tech BuShips C.L. Nelson.
Anne Woodward, American Red Cross. Geraldine Crow, American Red Cross.
Cecil Nichols, American Red Cross.

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