McCoy, Melvyn Harvey, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Service Years
1927 - 1951
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember McCoy, Melvyn Harvey, RADM USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Indianapolis, Indiana
Last Address
El Paso, Texas

Date of Passing
Apr 23, 2001
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Columbarium Number 2

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US Navy Retired 30

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Last Known Activity

On 4 Apr 1943, American Air Corps pilots 2LT Samuel Grashio and LTC William Dyess, US Army Air Corps Officer 2LT L A Beelens, USMC officers 1LT Michael Dobervich, CPT Austin Shofner and 1LT Jack Hawkins, US Navy LCDR Melvin McCoy, US Coast Artillery MAJ Steve N Mellnik, US Army Sergeants Paul H Marshall and Robert Spielman, along with two Filipinos were able to escape from a POW work camp, Davao Region, in the Philippines. This was the only successful mass escape from a Japanese POW camp.

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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUniversity of California, Berkeley
  1923-1927, United States Naval Academy
  1938-1940, University of California, Berkeley
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