MacLELLAN, Harold E., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1931-1933, USS Akron (ZRS-4)
Service Years
1917 - 1933
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
1895
 
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Home Town
Westerly, Rhode Island
Last Address
HAROLD E. MACLELLAN
LT COMM USN, RI
DATE OF DEATH: 04/04/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9608 SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Date of Passing
Apr 04, 1933
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Harold E. MacLellan
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
USS AKRON (ZRS-4) AIRSHIP


NAVIGATOR'S BODY FOUND
Lieutenant Commander H. E. MacLellan, First Akron Victim Picked Up

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey, April 4, 1933 -- The body of Lieutenant Commander H. E. MacLellan, navigator and gunnery officer of the Akron was picked up tonight by Coast Guard cutter 213 about thirty miles off Atlantic City, and taken to the Coast Guard Base at Cape May, New Jersey.  It was the first body recovered.

Commander MacLellan, who would have been 38 years old in July, lived in Westerly, Rhode Island, and was graduated from the Naval Academy in the Class of 1917.  He was unmarried.

Instructions that all bodies recovered be sent to the Atlantic City Hospital for identification and to await disposition were issued by Lieutenant Commander W. W. Davies, senior medical officer at Lakehurst, and in conformity with these instructions, Commander MacLellan body was sent to the hospital later in the night.

Members of the crew of the cutter said they found considerable wreckage from the airship floating at the spot where the body was discovered. 

Note, MacLellan is sometime misspelled and listed as McClellan.
   
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Only one of the officers of the Akron survived, Lt. Cdr. Herbert V. Wiley, Executive Officer.
Rear Admiral William A. Moffett was also on board and killed.

Cdr. Frank C. McCord, Commanding
Lt. Cdr. Herbert V. Wiley, Executive Officer
Lt. Cdr. Harold E. MacLellan
Lt. George Calnan
Lt. Herbert M. Wescoat
Lt. Richard F. Cross, Jr.
Lt. (jg) Hammond J. Dugan
Lt. (jg) Charles F. Miller
Lt. (jg) Morgan Redfield
Lt. (jg) Wilfred Bushnell
Lt. (jg) Cyrus Clendening
Chief Machinist George C. Walsh

   
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