Bellew, Michael F.X., CDR

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Supply Corps
Last Primary NEC
310X-Supply Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 310X, NAS Kingsville TX
Service Years
1942 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
Supply Corps

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 1969
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information

Last Known Activity
Passed away on active duty, U.S. Naval Hospital St. Albans, NY July 1969.


Other Comments:
Graduated from Fordham University and received Masters degree from Colombia University.Commissioned Directly in 1942. Served as a Line Officer in destroyers in Med & Pacific. Ship hit by Kamikaze off Okinawa, spent time at Naval Hospital San Diego. Transferred from Line to Supply Corps after the war. Served aboard USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74) at Operation Crossroads A-bomb test at Bikini Atoll. He was later determined to have developed pancreatic cancer due to radiation at Bikini. He died on active duty in 1969 while stationed at NAS Kingsville, TX His widow, my mother, was awarded a settlement from DOD over 20 yrs. later.
Cdr. Bellew was awarded the Royal Order of Phoenix by the Greek government for his assistance to Greece during their civil war 1946-1949. The medal was held by the Dept. of State, and not released to his family until after his death,  for reasons unknown.He served as liason officer to foreign navies while stationed in Washington, D.C.
Cdr. Bellew served in Turkey 1955-1958 as an advisor to the Turkish Navy. He authored two books in the Turkish language while stationed at the submarine base in Golcuk, Turkey. He was also stationed at Sigonella, Sicily.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Direct Commissioned Officer Indoctrination Course (DCOIC) (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyCNO - OPNAVUSS Macon (CA-132)Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMMAT), CNO - OPNAVNaval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)NAS OlatheNAS Sigonella
NAS Kingsville TX
  1942-1944, 111X, USS Reuben James (DE-153)
  1944-1945, 111X, USS Schuyler Otis Bland (AK-277)
  1946-1947, 111X, USS Coasters Harbor (AG-74)
  1948-1950, 310X, CNO - OPNAV
  1950-1952, 310X, USS Macon (CA-132)
  1952-1954, 310X, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
  1956-1958, 310X, Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey (JUSMMAT), CNO - OPNAV
  1958-1961, 310X, Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
  1961-1965, 310X, NAS Olathe
  1965-1968, 310X, Command Administrative Department, NAS Sigonella
  1968-1969, 310X, NAS Kingsville TX
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1946-1946 Operation Crossroads (Bikini Atoll)
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Fordham UniversityColumbia University
  1936-1940, Fordham University
  1940-1942, Columbia University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 16, 2015, General Photos
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