Monteith, Clyde Allen, QM1c

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Last Rank
Quartermaster 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1940-1946, QM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1940 - 1946
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Monteith, Clyde Allen, QM1c.
Contact Info
Home Town
Weiser, ID
Last Address
Portland, OR

Date of Passing
Jul 01, 1992
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
V 995

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Tributes from Members  
Written by Becky Monteith posted by Myers, Sheila Rae (TWS Memorial Team), HM3 90
This is my Grandpa by Richard Monteith posted by Myers, Sheila Rae (TWS Memorial Team), HM3 90
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1940-1946, QM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  May 01, 1942, Promoted to QM3
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to QM2
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted to QM1
  Mar 31, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Written by Becky Monteith

Dad worked in the coal mines as a neon apprentice until 1950 in and around Rock Springs, Wyoming. Those who worked with him were impressed with his precise and methodical way of working, and with his ability to read and commit to memory precise directions, including measurements down to small fractions of an inch. Dad was working once with Carl Rees Boyer, Mom's brother-in-law and the two disagreed over a measurement of a particular part of what they were building. The disagreement continued until Dad suggested to Uncle Rees that he go and check the plans. When Uncle Rees checked, he found, of course, Dad was right. Uncle Rees chuckled later as he retold the story as an example of Dad's good memory for details.

Moving to Portland, Oregon in 1950, Dad worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad for the next 22 years, retiring in 1972 because of stress built up during the war and never completely released.
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Service number: 3685632

Presidential Unit Citation
For consistently outstanding performance and distinguished achievement during repeated action against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific war area,
7 December 1941, to 15 November 1942. Participating in nearly every major carrier engagement in the first year of the war, the Enterprise and her air group, exclusive of far-flung destruction of hostile shore installations throughout the battle area, did sink or damage on her own a total of 35 Japanese vessels and shot down a total of 185 Japanese aircraft. Her aggressive spirit and superb combat efficiency are fitting tribute to the officers and men who so gallantly established her as an ahead bulwark in the defense of the American nation.
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